Monday, June 11, 2012

Acupuncture for a Speedy Recovery

Whether its undergoing surgery, physical therapy, seeing a chiropractor or even taking medications to alleviate unwanted symptoms acupuncture can boost your bodies healing system for a speedy recovery.            

The number of acupuncture points on the human body can range from nearly 400 to 10,000 depending on which practitioner you ask, but in general only 100 to 200  points are actually used to choose from and 10 to 60 points maybe actually used for treatment. That is because some points are more powerful then others and can affect many different parts of the body at once. All acupuncture point’s lie on pathways, commonly known as meridians, which are like highways that pass through out and over the body. Some of these pathways are longer then others and some are like major intersections that tie other pathways together.

All pathways are tied and intertwined to the internal organs, where they originate from; manipulating the outside of the body with tiny needles will alter and boost the workings of the internal organs. This manipulation in turn creates better blood flow , better circulation of all body fluids and reduces inflammation in and around the body. Endogenous opioids (natural body made drugs) are also released in the body that can reduce pain and cause a feeling of relief.

In general acupuncture is a holistic treatment that is based off of how the body works and therefore can boost the body’s own healing ability. This is what makes acupuncture a very effective adjunctive therapy to all other therapies and a great preventative therapy.

With a decent diet, a little exercise, and a good nights rest along with a positive outlook is usually all the body needs to stay healthy, but of course stuff happens and acupuncture is a safe and relaxing way of keeping the body healthy.

Thanks for reading and if you have any comments please let me know J

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