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What is Acupuncture?

How Acupuncture Works

Acupuncture is a physical medicine based on anatomy. Acupuncture works by causing a stimulus, due to needling, that causes signaling throughout the connective tissue. This improves the flow of blood, nutrients, and oxygen that nourish the cells of our body. If blood is unable to flow properly to an area of the body, that area cannot function properly. Thus, causing pain, deplete organ function, and increase aging. Acupuncture also works by stimulating the nervous system by influencing the nociceptor and proprioceptor fibers that traverse from the skin to the spine and into the brain. By improving the signal to your brain, it begins to work properly. Releasing natural painkillers and turning the pain signal off.

Acupuncture works by influencing the flow of blood in your body which improves oxygen and nutrient movement. This benefits the health of your Nervous, Cardiovascular, Endocrine, & Immune systems. Influencing the health of your organs. Basically, it stimulates your body’s natural healing capabilities. Acupuncture treats numerous conditions on its own or in conjunction with Herbal Medicine. The most commonly known conditions include pain such as low-back pain, neck pain, knee pain, headaches to name a few. Additionally, studies are continuing to show that acupuncture is effective for many other ailments. Each treatment course is going to be different, but typically the effects are cumulative.

What Is Balance Method Acupuncture?

Your treatment plan is based on what is best for your exact ailment. Dr Lee at Acupuncture Medical Associates exclusively uses a style of treatment called Balance Method Acupuncture. It is a method from Dr. Richard Tan that primarily uses needles away from the areas of pain, or used in a manner to bring on balance to the body. So that healing can occur. To the untrained eye, these placements may seem random. For example, shoulder pain can be addressed with needles at the wrists, ankles, or knees.

These needles are strategically placed for optimal results. Relief can be felt on the table within moments. Patients describe it as “turning off a light switch” of symptoms or pain. DNA places needles distal, or far-away, from the symptomatic site.

o the untrained eye, these placements may seem random. For example, a shoulder pain can be addressed with needles in the wrists, ankles and/or knees. These needles are strategically placed for optimal results. Relief is felt on the table within moments. To explain this physiologically, the practitioner is placing needles in specific areas of dense nerve tissue to signal to the brain to release certain natural pain-killing chemicals and to stimulate blood flow.