What happens when an acupuncture needle is inserted?
When a patient has a session at Work In Progress Acupuncture Studio, needle insertion creates stimulation of sensory neurons affecting the connective tissue. Signals then travel to the brain and spinal cord, affecting the Central & Peripheral Nervous Systems. From there, a cascade of signals is activated, stimulating the release of neurotransmitters and hormones, which have a systemic effect on regulating the Endocrine, Immune, Cardiovascular and Digestive Systems.
Various acupuncture points can be selected to affect these systems. For example, Work In Progress Acupuncture Studio knows the history of acupuncture being used to regulate blood pressure by stimulating the release of vasodilators. Serotonin and noradrenalin can be stimulated to treat anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. Sleep and stress disorders may be addressed by regulating the Parasympathetic and Sympathetic “fight or flight” response by decreasing cortisol levels in the body.
Work In Progress Acupuncture Studio provides acupuncture for an extensive list of health concerns. We know the power of acupuncture can benefit people suffering from different conditions while using it as a form of pain management and internal medicine for people of all ages. If you wonder, where can I get acupuncture treatment near me? You may be interested in visiting either of our two locations, including Midtown East NYC and Midtown West NYC. Visit our contact page for address details.
Our service providers have studied the medical evidence behind acupuncture. We understand that functional MRIs show evidence that specific points such as LI4, located on the hand, stimulate particular areas of the brain and effectively shut off pain receptors, thereby affecting the “fight or flight” response. Similarly, GB37, a point on the leg known in Chinese medicine as the empirical point for the eye, has been shown in functional MRIs to affect the area of the brain controlling optic function. BL67 on the pinky toe, often used to turn a breached baby and stimulate uterine contractions, is associated with the S1 dermatome (supplied by the spinal nerve at S1), located directly behind the uterus.
Acupuncture services provided by Work In Progress Acupuncture Studio can treat different types of pain relief, a treatment option commonly sought after by pain sufferers. Post-surgically and for trauma or wound healing, acupuncture increases blood flow to the area, reducing inflammation and swelling to accelerate healing by removing obstructions and allowing WBC and other healing agents to reach the site more quickly and effectively. Our services are based on studies that show how stimulation with an acupuncture needle releases opioid peptides and endorphins to produce an analgesic effect. Our acupuncture clinic provides services founded on this evidence. Acupuncture is now recommended by the CDC and Joint Commission in the wake of the current opioid crisis for natural pain relief over opioid medications. The American College of Physicians also recommends it as the first line of defense for low back pain.
Common alternative medicine applications for acupuncture
The stimulation of sensory neurons caused by acupuncture procedures can relieve a range of pains, diseases, and conditions, depending on the points selected by the acupuncturist. These are just a few of the most common applications for acupuncture:
- Physical pains, including neck, back, dental, and joint
- Headaches, including migraines and tension headaches
- Respiratory disorders
- Menstrual cramps
- Labor pain
- Nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy
Visiting an acupuncturist clinic can be an effective way to mitigate your pain. At Work In Progress Acupuncture alternative medicine treatment center, we are experts in identifying the acupuncture points that can relieve your specific pain patterns. We’ll design a personalized treatment plan to meet your individual needs. Request an appointment today, and feel better tomorrow.
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