Acupuncture For Pain
The Painless Path to Happiness
Acupuncture is extremely effective in treating any kind of pain as it stimulates the secretions of endorphins in the body. Endorphins are natural body's pain killers. Acupuncture works by generating a competing stimulus to pain signals in the brain and effectively interrupting the neurotransmission of the pain signal from reaching the brain. Acupuncture has the effect of constricting or dilating blood vessels and to increase the release of vasodilators such as histamine which can be used to treat both pain and swelling in an effective way without the use of any drug.
Conditions such as arthritis, low back pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel, migranes and PMS can succesfully be treated with acupuncture.
Acupuncture raises levels of specific hormones, prostaglandins, white blood cells, gamma globulins, and overall anti-body levels. This is why acupuncture can treat disorders relating to immune deficiencies such as colds and flu.
The levels of serotonin and noradrenaline are also affected by acupuncutre. Low levels of serotonin are linked to sugar cravings, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, and addictions; this is why acupuncture is so effective for weight-loss, mood disorders and addictions of all kinds.