What is Acupuncture?

A healthy body is said to be in “homeostasis” or in “balance”. Illness and/or injury can cause the body to become unbalanced. Acupuncture is a key therapy used to bring the body back into its proper hemostatic state and is known to affect all major physiological systems.

Acupuncture works primarily through the central nervous system affecting musculoskeletal, hormone, and cardiovascular systems. It does more than just relieve pain. How it works depends on what condition is being treated and which points are used.

Acupuncture increases circulation, relieves muscle spasm, stimulates nerves and stimulates the bodies’ defenses, such as the immune system. It also causes a
release of many neurochemicals and hormones at both the local and central nervous system levels.
Some of these neurochemicals, called endorphins, are the bodies’ “natural pain killing” hormones.

Acupuncture can work well for:

  • Arthritis/DJD (degenerative joint disease)
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Intervertebral disk disease
  • Post-operative orthopedic surgery
  • Lick granulomas
  • Chronic Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Laryngeal Paralysis
  • Speeding wound healing
  • Seizures
  • Nerve and spinal cord injuries
  • Diarrhea

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