How Does Acupuncture Work?
It is difficult to address the question on how acupuncture can actually help you in managing your condition. Acupuncture is a complex therapy itself. In short, it is a cleansing and balancing therapy. Acupuncture aims to unblock qi, or energy, in the body to stimulate function hence encouraging the innate healing response in the body. Acupuncture can affect various physiological systems such as the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. By doing so, it can help to alleviate pain, and encourage restorative sleep, better digestion, and overall well-being.
When you see an acupuncturist, be prepared to answer many intimate questions regarding your body and its fluids. This is because the treatment will take into account your entire well-being rather than focusing on treating your symptoms. Acupuncturist takes your medical and physical history into consideration before starting any form of therapy.
Acupuncture procedure involves inserting very fine needles into various acupoints on your body. The needles will be left in place for 15-30 minutes. They are sometimes stimulated with heat or electricity.