While there are some differences in the speed of recovery in each individual case, most people find acupuncture very helpful in providing significant relief.
The practice of acupuncture helps patients in balancing their Qi energy, which then helps bring healing to the body. It improves the blood flow to the brain releasing endorphins which in turn relieves pain and helps the body heal.
Some of the Qi energy meridians or lines, run from the top of the head down to the toes and have many different acupuncture points along the way. When the acupuncture needle is inserted into one or more of these points, it can influence many parts of the body and different disorders. There are over 360 different acupuncture points on the body which can be accessed to improve nearly every tissue, organ and function of the body.
Acupuncture has been used for disorders such as gastro-intestinal, urinary, metabolic, reproductive, respiratory, dermatological and gynaecological. It is especially helpful for those with chronic pain and pain due to injuries and post-operative recovery, palliative care and nausea caused by chemo therapy.