The Science of Acupuncture

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How does acupuncture crossover with Western medicine? This is a pertinent question, especially with a newcomer to acupuncture.

We know acupuncture works with the nervous system, triggering the release of pain-killing endorphins. Can it help the immune system? Studies show regular acupuncture treatments can actually increase the number of T-cells the body produces. T-cells destroy harmful bacteria and viruses in the body.

If you feel calm yet energized after a treatment, it’s likely from the effects on your circulatory system. Acupuncture increases blood circulation and regulates vasodilation and constriction. It is helpful in resolving issues, such as infertility and hot flashes, because acupuncture affects the endocrine system: acupuncture regulates reproductive hormones and stimulates the release of hormones.

Tell your friends and family to try acupuncture for their medical treatments first to see if they can resolve the situation.

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