Alternative Health Care Center

Pain Relief/Fitness

imageAcupuncture is a physiological based, safe, effective, and low cost primary health care approach which focuses on promoting, maintaining, and restoring health and wellness, as well as controlling pain and keeping people fit. Clinical researches have proved that acupuncture or combining together with conventional medicine can be used to obtain the highest optimal clinical outcome.

The physiological base of the acupuncture is that all organs and tissues in the human body are interconnected into a complete organized system through the pass way of human body’s biological energy. The acupuncture approach is to treat the whole person-a unification of mind and body. Stimulating acupuncture points on the body can restore somatic, visceral, immune function, and homeostasis, as well as improve organ function, regulate metabolism, invigorate the blood circulation, promote pain relief and tissue healing. The ultimate goal is to maintain and restore physiological balance. Therefore, acupuncture also plays an important role in preventive care and delaying aging.

Modern researches have also shown that acupuncture may signal the brain and different level of the body’s nerve centers to release natural stress reducing hormones and pain blocking chemicals called endorphins. It may trigger a process that releases anti-inflammatory agents into the blood stream and direct them precisely to the injured area. Furthermore, stimulating the acupuncture points with needles or electrical impulses may help brain to initiate the healing response and self-adjustable mechanism to recovery as well as help reduce the overuse of medications for the management of chronic pain which can be a big obstacle keeping many people from staying physically active and being fit.