What is acupuncture and how does it work? Here is some information that I hope you will find both informative and very interesting.
Classical acupuncture is part of the holistic system of medicine known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It has been used in China for the past 3000 years and is now widely practiced throughout the world. It is used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well-being.
Acupuncture needles inserted into specific points on the body create a physical stimulus, which when detected by the body, produces a response via the brain and central nervous system. This response may include the release of endorphins, hormones, or other natural chemicals allowing natural healing of a very broad range of disorders both physical and psychological. When electricity is applied at a particular hertz, the stimulus is increased.
Neuropuncture is a unique acupuncture system developed by Dr. Michael Corradino (USA). It incorporates research on the neurophysiological mechanisms of acupuncture and combines that with research on the effect of electrical acupuncture on specific neural pathways and receptors, and on the substances/chemicals such as nerve growth factor, histamines and white blood cells that are released into the muscles or sites of trauma. In January 2020, Dr Corradino certified me as a neuropuncturist, one of only 5 in the world at that point in time.
Dr. Corradino says “Applying western medical sciences to the classical TCM module does not subtract from the efficacy of the “traditional” acupuncture system, it only amplifies and further explains the unique, powerful neuromodulating effects that can be scientifically understood, and harnessed by Neuropuncture’s techniques. From depolarizing affected nerves, targeting specific receptors for the release of specific neuropeptides, to regulating dysfunctional autonomic reflexes.” (1)