Sunday, January 9, 2011

How Acupuncture Works

How Acupuncture Works

There are numerous theories about how acupuncture works. Some of them are:

* acupuncture stimulates the release of pain-relieving endorphins
* acupuncture influences the release of neurotransmitters, substances that transmit nerve impulses to the brain
* acupuncture influences the autonomic nervous system
* acupuncture stimulates circulation
* acupuncture influences the electrical currents of the body

Conditions Treated By Acupuncture

* migraines and tension headaches
* sinusitis
* common cold
* addictions, quit smoking
* trigeminal neuralgia
* Meniere's disease
* tennis elbow
* sciatica
* arthritis
* menstrual cramps
* fibromyalgia
* low back pain
* asthma
* weight loss
* infertility

1 comment:

neuron said...


i would add that a lot of mechanism is still beyond precise scientific explanation.