Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice that dates back thousands of years. It is based on the premise that blockage or disruption of the body’s vital energy flow or “qi” can cause health problems. Our Queens, NY Acupuncturists at Health Balance Medical can help you with the right treatment.
Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, natural chemicals, to relieve pain in the body. Acupuncture helps to control and affect the autonomic nervous system (which controls how the body functions) and release chemicals that regulate blood flow and pressure, reduce inflammation, and calm the brain.
Acupuncture helps stimulate the central nervous system. This stimulation helps release the chemicals into your nervous system, spinal cord, and brain. The biochemical changes in your body will release after acupuncture which helps improve the body’s natural healing abilities. You can use acupuncture as your healing therapy or you can add multiple therapies along with it to get a good result.
Incorrect needle placement can cause pain during treatment. Needles must be sterilized to prevent infection. Therefore, it is important to seek care from a qualified acupuncturist. The FDA regulates acupuncture needles in the same way as any other medical device with good manufacturing practices and single-use sterility standards.