Medical acupuncture was created for medical doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths. Acupuncture is considered to be one of such alternative medical technique. Medical acupuncture is an attempt by evidence-based medicine to understand the effects of acupuncture from a western, scientific perspective rather than within the paradigm of Chinese traditional medicine.
To really understand how acupuncture works, it is necessary to become familiar with the basics of Chinese philosophy that underlines the essence of the theory of acupuncture.
How Does Contemporary Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture produces many of its effects by stimulating nerve receptors in skin and muscle. Various substances are released that cause an increase of local blood flow that encourages tissue healing.
1. Acupuncture helps to reduce pain locally where the needles are inserted and throughout the body.
2. Acupuncture inactivates myofascial trigger points.
3. Acupuncture has effects on the brain.
4. Acupuncture has a calming effect and produces well-being.
5. The effects of acupuncture accumulate when repeated.
Acupuncture continues to provide incredible results for people suffering from a range of health problems.
1. Prevent death from infections like sepsis that kills 25,000 people each year.
2. Treat inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and Crohn’s disease.
3. Stop migraines.
4. Calm dental patients.
5. Help relieve hot flashes.
7. Neck and Back Pain
Although there is no scientific proof that acupuncture works as a treatment, many believe that that the processes may stimulate nerve and muscle tissue leading to longer term beneficial effects.