Working in the Conroe/Montgomery area many patients initially come to me for pain related problems. With my background as a Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer this is a problem I enjoy helping people overcome.
The Chinese developed acupuncture centuries ago in accordance with the theory that energy flows through channels between the surface of the body and internal organs. Pain and disease are the result of these channels becoming blocked. By placing needles at one end of the channel or the other, healthy energy can be restored. This not only includes muscle and joint pain, but and pain in the body. Examples include headache, stomach pain, and pain associated with PMS.
Western medicine’s view is that acupuncture needles at specific points release endorphins and opioids, the body’s natural painkillers, and immune system cells along with neurotransmitters and neurohormones in the brain. Research shows an increase in glucose and other natural chemicals in the body are elevated after acupuncture.
According to the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine there is evidence that electromagnetic signals are relayed at a greater rate be stimulating acupuncture points. This may increase the flow of healing or pain killing natural chemicals to injured areas. When pain is relieved, the patient feels a greater sense of well being overall, physically and emotionally which helps heal faster.