How Does Acupuncture Really Work?

Acupuncture is the most effective and natural treatment to cure chronic pains and many diseases. Since centuries this treatment has been effectively curing many people and used especially to treat people suffering from chronic pains. Now the question is how does acupuncture work? The treatment works with Qi which is an invisible energy that flows through various channels of the body known as meridians. It might be strong or weak that depends largely on the type of problem one is having. In acupuncture, small thin needles are inserted into channels that unblock and preserve a constant flow of Qi.

Basically acupuncture has three basic actions that counter disease. They are –

•    Reduction of Inflammation

•    Pain Relief

•    Homeostasis restoration
The treatment of acupuncture works on these effects through diverse mechanisms that are caused by stimulation of nerves bundles located at the point of acupuncture. The first mechanism is how various thin needles can cause effect on different kinds of health problem. The second mechanism is how needles create body healing effect against different diseases. Third and the last is if a patient of acupuncture knows about the environment of the treatment and ensures that it would guarantee relaxation that allows them to be without stress during the treatment.

The technique of acupuncture involves inserting thin needles in different pressure points that are called acupoints. By stimulating these points it helps to promote the natural healing process of the body and enhance its functions as well. There are two different concepts of how does acupuncture works? According to Chinese Theory, there are two opposing forces in the body –Yin and Yang. If both these elements are balanced then the body is healthy, but if they are unbalanced then the body is unhealthy and the disruption in the flow of energy may cause different diseases. There are almost 2,000 different acupuncture points present in the meridians of the body. The main notion behind this treatment is to stimulate the points through acupuncture needles for relieving the obstruct flow of energy that enables the instant healing process.

However, when talking about another theory according to Western view, acupuncture allows in stimulating the central nervous system especially brain and spinal cord in order to release chemicals like hormones and neurotransmitters. These chemicals help in boosting the immune system, lower down the pain and regulate different parts body functions as well. Acupuncture has gained a vast popularity since ages. It is the most natural and safest treatment that is suitable for almost all ages and this is the reason it is more in demand and the major preference of many people.