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Acupuncture

Acupuncture, a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at specific points on your body.

  • Acupuncture promotes blood flow. This is significant because everything the body needs to heal is in the blood, including oxygen, nutrients we absorb from food, immune substances, hormones, analgesics (painkillers), and anti-inflammatories. Restoring proper blood flow is vital to promoting and maintaining health.

  • Acupuncture activates and enhances the body's built-in healing mechanisms. Acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system to adjust hormone secretion to balance itself which enhances the body’s natural healing abilities through complex neurochemical pathways that affect the immune system, the endocrine system, the nervous system and the inflammatory process.

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