What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin needles through the skin. Known for balancing the energy flow “QI” that moves through the body by opening the pathways and channels to release blockages, relieving pain and freeing movement.Acupuncture can be used alone or can be incorporated with other medical treatments.
Today, thanks to Harvard and M.I.T., (November, 2008) we can see the brain/body’s response to the acupuncture needle. It stimulates calcium ions that communicate to the brain, through the afferent nervous system and go to *targeted areas in the brain and we can see the release of glutamates, adenosines and opioid peptides. These are released through the efferent system to the body.
*Near future???… This is the most exciting!!! What else is happening within these targeted areas of the brain? How is this brain connected to the healing of our body?
For more information:
See the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) Web site for more information on traditional Chinese medicine.
See also the info on Japanese Acupuncture on our site
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