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What is Acupuncture?

Updated: Feb 14


A technique stemming from a theory of medicine dating over 3,000 years old, acupuncture stimulates the body to achieve homeostasis or balance.


Tiny acupuncture needles inserted into specific points on the body activate an energy system, which works to perform essentially every bodily process. It works by stimulating the local area where the needle is inserted, influencing the nervous and musculoskeletal tissue at that site. The local stimulation brings all kinds of messengers to the area to then communicate with the central nervous system (spinal cord and brain). The message is received, processed, and a response is sent back out to the body. Whether the response is to regulate hormones, transform a pain pattern, regulate gastrointestinal peristalsis, or simply cause a muscle to relax, the change is based on the individual body and what it needs to reach homeostasis.




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