Japanese Acupuncture, Phoenix, AZ, アリゾナ日本鍼灸

Acupuncture: What is it?
Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healig and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat at very precise acupuncture points.

Hoe does acupuncture work?
The classic Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridian, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy ricers is like a dam that backs up the flow in one part of the body and restricts it in others.

The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system.

Improving energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.

Does acupuncture work?
Yes. In the past 2,000 years, more people have been successfully treated with acupuncture than with all other health modalities combined.