|How does Acupuncture work?|
The classical explanation is that acupuncture needles "unblock" the obstructions in energy flow and reestablish the regular flow through the meridians.
The modern scientific explanation is that needling at the specific points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain or will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body's own internal regulating system.
The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body's natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.
Recent research using Functional MRI of the brain is showing that certain special areas are "stimulated" by the insertion and treatment with acupuncture needles.