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What is Acupuncture?

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Acupuncture is one of the safest and longest established forms of health care. It is based on Chinese medicine principles that have been researched and refined over 2,000 years. Acupuncture is suitable for all ages and can be used effectively alongside most conventional medicine.

How does Acupuncture Work?

These days, science can explain the effectiveness of acupuncture. Doppler ultrasound shows that acupuncture

increases blood flow and circulation. Thermal imaging reveals that acupuncture reduces inflammation. MRI readings 

demonstrate that acupuncture prompts observable changes in the brain. Numerous biochemical and signaling pathways have been identified as playing a direct role in how acupuncture achieves its clinical effects, decreasing activity in structures associated with stress and illness while improving the regulation of hormones and the physiological stress response. Additionally, acupuncture modulates the part of the brain associated with rest, relaxation, digestion and tissue healing.

Traditional acupuncture is used to diagnose and treat the whole person rather than focusing on isolated symptoms. As a result it is not just initial conditions or illness that improve but other problems also resolve. Energy levels may be restored, and increased, and many people using acupuncture report an enhanced sense of well-being. 

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