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Acupuncture how it works?
The World Health Organization maintains an extensive list of diseases and conditions (mostly pain related) treatable by acupuncture. Many doctors now recommend acupuncture when conventional medicine fails them or when convention treatment entails too many adverse side effects.
How does Acupuncture Work?
The body is seen as a delicate balance of two opposing and inseparable forces: yin and yang. Yin represents the cold, slow, or passive principle, while yang represents the hot, excited, or active principle. TCM likens the human body to a highly complex electrical circuit. It must be kept in good working order. If the circuit breaks down the result is illness. Health is achieved by maintaining the body in a “balanced state” and that disease is due to an internal imbalance of yin and yang. This imbalance leads to blockage in the flow of qi (pronounced CHEE, meaning vital energy) along pathways known as meridians. It is essential for qi, as well as blood to circulate in a continuous and unobstructed manner for good health of the mind and body. Acupuncture meridians or channels are the pathways through which the energy flows throughout the body. Acupuncture points lie along the meridians and are the holes that allow entry into the acupuncture meridians. The acupuncture points provide gateways to influence, redirect, increase, or decrease body’s vital substances, qi (energy) & blood, thus correcting many of the body’s imbalances.
Western Scientific Explanation:
These clinical effects can be summarised as the following:Augmentation of Immunity Theory- Increased Immune Functions & Resistance to Disease. Endorphin Theory- Reduction of Pain Neurotransmitter Theory - Inflammation Reduction & Promotion of Feelings of Well Being Circulatory Theory – Improved Circulation & Smooth Muscle RelaxationGate Control Theory - Increased Pain Tolerance. Motor Gate Theory - Hasten Motor Recovery from Paralysis. Bioelectric Theory - Stimulation of cells of tissue growth & repair. Nervous System Theories- Central Nervous System, Spinal & Peripheral nerve stimulation, resulting in some of the above-mentioned effects.
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