Acupuncture points are rivers of energy lose to the body surface. These are areas in the skin where these rivers of energy come closest to the body surface. These points open and close to adjust to the circulation in the channels,
They also release toxins from the body. Acupuncture points also are storage areas for cortisone, testosterone, estrogen, and a number of hormones.
When these points are stimulated with acupuncture, hormones are released and the acupuncture points decrease in size. Very tiny solid stainless steel needles are inserted into these points to accomplish this.
When injury is present (e.g. a torn ligament or pulled muscle), the inserted needle delivers heat to the area of insertion. This results in more blood to the injured inflamed area. The blood release water to the injured cell.
The inflammation disappears and the injured cells are restored to health and good function again.
Most patients only feel a sensation of a small pinch, followed by a comfortable warmness. Relief of symptoms and increased energy occur within 48 hours after treatment. Needles are left in for 20-30 minutes.
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