How It Works
Acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s natural self-healing mechanism. Acupuncture needles kick-start the nervous system to release a cascade of chemicals (endorphins, hormones, immune responders) who then work to regain homeostasis in the body. Simply put, the body loves balance and acupuncture helps to restore that balance. Here’s a link to one of my favorite explanations of how this ancient therapy works on a bio-chemical level.
At Elliott Therapeutics, we frequently use acupuncture as a tool to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, boost the immune system and to balance hormones. We commonly treat conditions like insomnia, infertility, headaches, allergies, digestive issues and of course aches and pains. If you’re not sure that acupuncture can help you, please reach out for a personal evaluation of your condition or learn more here.