Acupuncture works from the idea that the body is able to heal itself with help from techniques implemented by practitioners. An acupuncturist stimulates certain nerves, muscles, and pressure points in the body using a series of shallow needle insertions. The body responds, in turn, by treating the area as if it has been injured—increasing blood flow and causing the body to react. In this way, the body works to heal itself based on acupuncture’s benefits for overall well-being.
Physical Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture needles are intended to cause a minute trauma to the injection site. The resulting injury is not great enough to actually harm you. Rather, the needles are just intense enough to induce a response from your body’s healing mechanisms. Acupuncture therapy can assist in healing injuries that are chronic and have remained unresponsive to traditional medical treatments.
Issues plaguing the body like chronic pain, aches, or headaches can cause not just inconvenience, but debilitating problems. An acupuncturist uses needles to stimulate energetic meridians, which connect to the brain and in turn activate different bodily processes fix the problem. The body can actually use its own ability to heal to lower blood pressure, help sprains, fix pains, and more. Acupuncture helps with physical pains and can improve mental health as well.
How an Acupuncturist can Help Improve Your Mental Health
The body uses the healing mechanisms available throughout the entire body in an attempt to heal the small, temporary trauma of needle insertion. The needles pierce the skin to trigger these process. The resulting effects on the brain cause a release of various chemicals. Endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, are released from the brain to provide relief to both the body and the mind. Acupuncture therapy has been shown to improve problems like insomnia, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions, and emotional problems as well.
Acupuncture’s Effects on Emotional Stability
Studies show that pain is a poison on a body’s physical and mental health. Consistent pain and stress leads to the development of severe emotional problems. Persistent injuries and bodily issues often lead to an increase in depression, anxiety, and weight gain. Acupuncture is able to lower these problems surrounding bodily issues and, in turn, increase emotional stability.
The brain reacts to acupuncture therapy by increasing blood flow that helps the chemicals released in the brain to reach the trauma site. Acupuncture can improve overall wellbeing in a variety of ways, including effects that lower heart rate, decrease blood pressure, even out blood flow, and relax the muscles. Massage and heat therapy techniques aim for similar results in order to decrease stress and relax the body.
Acupuncture and the Body
Your body has incredible healing potential; all you need to do is access it! Acupuncture techniques work to use the body’s own processes to heal itself. Acupuncture does not add any chemicals or any risky side effects to the body like drugs or medication do. The therapy only takes the power that is already in your body and uses it to benefit you as much as possible.
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