Thursday, April 2, 2015
London Physiotherapy Practitioner Explains the Science of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a healing method whose origin dates back to Ancient China. It’s based on the premise that illnesses are caused by a disruption of energy flow (Qi) in the body. Thin, solid, metallic needles are used to penetrate the skin close to acupuncture points, through which the channels (meridian) of energy pass through. By doing this, the acupuncturist is able to restore the flow of the life energy through the meridian. Modern science show that there exists an abundant supply of nerves close to acupuncture points. Tapping these causes the nervous system to trigger the release of chemicals in the spinal cord, brain, and muscles that alleviate pain. This promotes the release of hormones that activates the body’s own internal regulating system in order to reestablish homeostasis—the body’s tendency to maintain balance with its external environment.