The energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture can stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities, and promote physical and emotional well-being.
Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, nerves, and brain which can change the experience of pain, or trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system.
The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems, including:
- Digestive disorders: gastritis and hyperacidity, spastic colon, constipation, diarrhea
- Respiratory disorders: sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma, recurrent chest infections
- Neurological and muscular disorders: headaches, neck pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, tendinitis, low back pain, sciatica, arthritis
- Urinary, menstrual, and reproductive problems, including menopausal and fertility issues
Acupuncture is particularly useful in resolving physical problems related to tension, stress and emotional conditions.