Lake Oswego Acupuncture Works
How Acupuncture Really Works!
Acupuncture is a modality used in Chinese Medicine and performed by a licensed acupuncturist. It is a safe and effective approach to restoring the body back to health. The needles are very thin sterile wires that are inserted into the skin at various parts of the body.
This is how acupuncture really works and why it is the most effective treatment for pain....
Stimulates the central nervous system to release the body's own naturally producing painkiller chemicals.
Disrupts the pain signals in the nervous system.
Reduces inflammation and swelling.
Stimulates the heart and vascular system to vaso-dilate and promotes blood circulation, which deliver blood, oxygen, and nutrient to the area.
Stimulates an immune response.
Stimulates the secretion of hormones and neurotransmitter especially those feel good kind.
Improves organ functions.
Relaxes tight and constricted muscles.
Stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system to help reduce stress.
Slows down the aging process.
All of the above processes that are stimulated with the needles causes the the body to heal itself. So yes, it is even possible to heal the body from chronic pain when you have a course of acupuncture treatments.
Do you have a fear of needles?
If you have a fear of acupuncture needles, no need to worry. When you probably think of needles you are thinking of hypodermic needles like at the doctor's office when you get a shot or blood drawn. The needles are not hollow, but wires that are thin as a strand your hair and very flexible for quick and easy insertion.
We have options for you if you do not want to be treated with acupuncture. I do offer a variety of other healing modalities like Reiki and micro-current with color light therapy. Herbal therapy is a very effective option as well.
Does acupuncture hurt? It is a painless form of treatment. You may feel nothing or some describe it similar to a mosquito bite which only last 2 seconds. After the needling, you may experience sensations like tingling, heat, ache or heaviness within the area. Then you will experience a wave of deep relaxation and calmness.
How does acupuncture work for pain?
In a healthy body the blood is flowing smoothly through out the body. If you experience pain, this means there is a blockage in that tissue. Think of a river flowing freely; this is like a healthy body. Now, if a damn has formed in the river there is an accumulation of water on one side of the damn and no water going down stream. This area of accumulation is a blockage, which creates pain. So what is happening down stream? Before the damn, this area would be lush and the ecosystem would be in harmony. The blood is not able to sufficiently pass through the blockage and is unable to nourish other parts of the body. Acupuncture removes these blockages promoting circulation and allowing nutrients to nourish the body.
Is it safe during pregnancy?
Yes! There are certain areas on the body that are contra-indicated during pregnancy. Acupuncture is very effective with supporting a woman during her pregnancy for example morning sickness and swollen ankles.
Call our Lake Oswego, Oregon Acupuncture clinic at (503) 515-7702 and get lasting relief fast.