Physical pain, injuries & stress are a typical incidence for some Canadians. Pain is an inclination activated in the nervous system. It might be sharp or dull, moving or constant, restricted, (i.e. back pain) or everywhere, (aches and pains from flu). Pain signals us to injuries and ailments that need to be addressed. Despite the fact that pain goes away once the underlying issues is tended to, it can keep continue for many months, or even years. Chronic Pain may be because of a continuous condition, (for example, joint inflammation, arthritis) or to irregular movement in pain sensory receptors of the cerebrum, or the reason may not be known.
Acupuncture is a valuable and effective alternative for various health issues, however pain specifically. Acupuncture is connected with an notably huge arrival of endorphins (your bodies natural pain killers) and it influences the autonomic nervous system of body functions such as blood pressure. Particular focuses utilized as a part of pain control, deactivate the mid-brain responsible for emotional response to pain. Acupuncture likewise has district results to relaxing tight and painful muscles, and to enhance blood flow to speed the healing of the body.
Acupuncture effects on the body in Western Medicine Framework
- Conduction of electromagnetic signals. Evidence suggests that acupuncture points are strategic conductors of electromagnetic signals. Stimulating these points enables electromagnetic signals to be relayed at greater-then-normal rates. These signals may start the flow of pain-killing biochemicals, such as endorphins, or release immune system cells to specific sites.
- Activation of body’s natural opioid system. Considerable research supports the claim that acupuncture releases opioids, synthetic or naturally occurring chemicals in the brain that may reduce pain or induce sleep. these chemicals may explain acupuncture’s pain relieving effects.
- Stimulation of the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland. Joined at the base of the brain, the hypothalamus and pituitary glands are responsible for many body functions. The hypothalamus activates and controls part of the nervous system, the endocrine process, and many bodily functions such as sleep, regulation of temperature and appetite. The pituitary gland supplies some of the body’s needed hormones. stimulation of these glands can result in a broad spectrum of effects on various body systems
- Changes in secretion of neurotransmitters and neurohormones. Studies suggest that acupuncture many alter brain chemistry in a positive way. This is accomplished by changing the release of neurotransmitters (biochemical substances that stimulate or inhibit nerve impulses) and neurohormones (natural occurring chemical substances that can change the structure or function, or impact the activities of a body organ).
Reference: John Hopkins Medicine