What is Acupuncture?
Sherwood Park Acupuncture
Acupuncture is one of many modalities used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
TCM is a complete form of medicine that has been used for over 2,000 years!
The basis of this amazing form of medicine is on treating the root cause of the problem, rather than masking the manifestations of illness with pills and potions.
In our society, we often forget that we are made up of Body, Mind and Spirit. TCM addresses all aspects of the self and works to bring the whole back into balance.
To achieve this balance, teeny tiny (I mean SERIOUSLY tiny) pre-sterilized needles are placed into different points in the body.
The placement of the needles are based on your specific symptoms and diagnosis.
The classic texts on acupuncture describe 12 different energy pathways called meridians that contain 365 different acupuncture or energy points. The theory is that energy can become stuck, weak, or injured in these energetic pathways and stimulation of the points help to heal disfunction in the meridians.
Modern science and research into how acupuncture works has found that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals trigger the release of hormones which influence the bodies response to pain and illness.