Why and How Accupuncture Works to Relieve Pain

Acupuncture is performed by applying fine and sterile needles gently into the skin. Particular sites on the body are stimulated with the help of the needles and they’re sites are called acupoints.

There are also other acupoints stimulation techniques such as manual massage, moxibustion ( heat therapy ), cupping and application of herbal medicines.   Theses techniques don’t use needles.  The primary aim for acupuncture is to relief pain, and the body becomes more relaxed.  During the procedure the brain is stimulated to release endorphins. If you aren’t aware of what they are, Endorphins are basically chemicals which are responsible for improving mood and relaxing the body.

Acupuncture is often used for treatment of the following conditions: allergic rhinitis, biliary colic, depression and anxiety, dysentery, facial pain, headache, hypertension and hypotension, knee pain, low back pain, leucopenia, morning sickness, vomiting and nausea, neck pain, pain in dentistry, renal colic, postoperative pain, sprain, stroke, tennis elbow and many other diseases and conditions.  Acupuncture is often considered for healing chronic pain.

Many people decide to try acupuncture because of a curiosity, but for some other people, it is a way they use in order to solve some of their health problems. There is no need for people to be dependent on drugs. Acupuncture is a safe way to stimulate the mechanism of your body for self – healing. Maybe it sounds like a magic, but our body can heal its own pain. That is the main aim of acupuncture – to stimulate the body’s mechanism for self healing.