How does acupuncture work?

Sarah Lefkowich, M.Ac., Lic.Ac.Acupuncture has been in continual use as a powerfully effective form of healthcare for at least 3,000 years.  Some estimates date Acupuncture’s origins to be over 5,000 years old.  At least a third of the world uses it as healthcare.

Acupuncture is simple, and powerful.  It helps the body to return to balance.  The Chinese discovered, long ago, a series of pathways and acupuncture points that have an influence over the functions of other parts of not just the body, but also the sense of mental and emotional well being.  By using extremely fine, disposable, stainless steel needles, placed into carefully selected acupuncture points, the acupuncturist coaxes subtle changes in the body.  This brings about changes in  body function, and encourages the body toward homeostatic balance.  Many things begin to change as a result of acupuncture therapy: patients begin to sleep better, experience less pain and stress in daily life, moods begin to become more predictable and balanced, addictive behaviors begin to lose their grip, overall body function improves: digestion, breathing, elimination, circulation, menstrual cycles…all begin to normalize.  Out of these subtle changes, the body’s ability to heal itself is restored, and enhanced, and THAT is why acupuncture works so well.

The results are usually immediate.  Sometimes pain that had been present for many years is suddenly gone.  Often it is progressive…meaning that after several treatments, the pain has gotten better each time and gradually goes away, or at least loses it’s grip over someone’s life.

To learn more, check out this free downloadable book, “Why Did You Put That Needle There?” by Manchester Community Acupuncture’s Andy Wegman.  Just click the image below:

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