Here are just SOME of the awesome ways that Acupuncture triggers the body to heal itself naturally:
– Insertion at Acupoints causes elevated levels of Nitric Oxide in the skin, releasing pain-killing endorphins that are 10-200x more potent than morphine!
– Gentle twirling of the needles causes a reaction that stimulates cells to produce an anti-inflammatory chemical called Adenosine.
– Acu relaxes tight muscles, taking pressure off of joints and nerves, alleviating pain. Highly effective for repetitive sports injuries and relieving stress/relaxation.
– Affects the portion of the brain controlling Serotonin production which is a chemical involved with regulating mood.
– It stimulates the release of a hormone, Oxytocin, regulating the Parasympathetic Nervous System, greatly reducing stress.
– Homeostasis is strongly affected by regulating basic functions like sleep, mood, body temp, appetite, etc.
– Activates cytokines, reducing inflammation.
– Stimulates the production of stem cells, which promote tissue repair and relieve pain.