How Does Acupuncture Work?
There are lots of ways to answer this question...
1) It's magic.
2) Everything is energy. Yes? Yes. Acupuncturists are like conductors of the energy flowing in your body. They use tools (needles, cups, essential oils, microcurrent, bodywork, etc) to balance said energy (which relieves symptoms caused by a state of imbalance). Symptoms of imbalance = literally any physical, emotional, and/or mental health issue that exists.
3) Acupuncture helps the body return to homeostasis, which is where our body would naturally be in an ideal world.
4) Acupuncture can shift the body from sympathetic nervous system mode (stress response) to parasympathetic nervous system mode (rest & digest). It can stimulate production of red blood cells and white blood cells. It can instigate a shift in hormones & neurotransmitters. It can boost the function of the immune system. It can reduce pro-inflammatory cytokines and increase anti-inflammatory cytokines. It stimulates the release of endorphins for pain relief and mood improvement.
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