Medical acupuncture may be used as a treatment by itself or as part of an osteopathic consultation. The insertion of small needles aims to reduce pain and tension through modulating the bodies own response to a stimulus, whilst promoting healing.
Western medical acupuncture is the use of acupuncture following a medical diagnosis. It involves stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles of the body. This results in the body producing natural substances, such as pain-relieving endorphins and inflammation markers. These substances have a physiological effect on the body and it Is likely that these naturally released chemicals are responsible for the beneficial effects experienced with acupuncture.
Practitioners who adhere to traditional beliefs about acupuncture believe that when Qi doesn't flow freely through the body, this can cause illness. They also believe acupuncture can restore the flow of Qi, and so restore health.
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