What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture treatment is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles at very precise acupuncture points.

How does acupuncture work:

The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up in others.

Our Littleton, CO acupuncture benefits the body.

The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupoints; the acupuncture needles unlock the obstructions at the dams, and re-establish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body’s internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption and energy production activities.

The western medicine explanation is that needling acupoints stimulate the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord and brain. These chemicals can change your body’s experience to the pain and influence the body’s own internal regulating system.

The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture benefits the body by stimulating your own natural healing abilities and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.