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Acupuncture is like getting your "reset" button hit. Studies have shown that it stimulates the release of serotonin and endorphins. These neurotransmitters are responsible for physical, emotional and mental health, thus enabling the body to stay in a state of balance more easily. Endorphins are analgesic and produce a general feeling of relaxation.
Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the nervous system, bone and joints, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, and improve sleep, digestive function, and an overall sense of well-being.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on an ancient philosophy that describes the universe, and the body, in terms of two opposing forces: yin and yang. When these forces are in balance, the body is healthy. Energy, called "qi" or "chi" (pronounced "chee") flows along specific pathways, called meridians, throughout the body. These "meridians" are closely in alignment with what we refer to as the nerve pathways in the Western medicine. This constant flow of energy keeps the yin and yang forces balanced. However, if the flow of energy gets blocked, like water getting stuck behind a dam, the disruption can lead to pain, lack of function, or illness. Acupuncture therapy can release blocked qi in the body and stimulate function, evoking the body’s natural healing response through various physiological systems. Thus, it stimulates the nervous system to augment the body's natural ability to heal itself more rapidly.