HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
The modern science explanation of acupuncture is that needling the acupuncture points activate the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals may change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body's own internal regulating system.
The classical explanation of acupuncture is that channels of energy go in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers that circulate through the body to irrigate and nourish the bodies tissues. A blockage in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up in others.
The meridians could be impacted by needling the acupuncture points; the acupuncture needles unblock the blockage at the dams, and reestablish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body's internal organs to improve imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities, and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.
The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in activating the body's healing abilities, and in improving physical and emotional well-being.
Mahboubeth (Mabby) Shamaeizadeh, L. Ac.
11145 Tampa Ave. Suite 14A
Northridge, CA 91326