Health with Dr Wen of Physio & Therapies: What acupuncture does

Acupuncturist Dr Wen, of Physio & Therapies, Todmorden
Acupuncturist Dr Wen, of Physio & Therapies, Todmorden

From extensive research, the conclusion of the workings of acupuncture is:

Acupuncture plays a role in the adjustment of the nervous system with the effect being most rapid. Latest research has shown that in some conditions the neural impulses cannot get through the spinal cord and peripheral nerves properly causing some symptoms to appear.

Acupuncture plays a role in adjusting the body mechanism allowing the slow movement of the body fluids to bring about a long lasting result on the body. Acupuncture can effect biomechanical and biochemical changes within the body to aid healing.

Acupuncture can affect the biological, physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological aspects of wellbeing, which aid rehabilitation and healing both in the short term and through longer lasting effects.

According to the Traditional Chinese Medicine theory Acupuncture is applied to the various human organ tissues treating the whole body as a unified concept.

TCM believes that the internal organs are the control for the bodies various energy forces and these are known as Yin and Yang. The Meridian points on the surface of the body adjust the balance of the body’s organ function thus easing the pain system. Acupuncture is an ancient traditional technique; it is drug free and a natural remedy, which means that unlike prescription medicines there are no side effects. Now more and more people are turning to it and finding it very helpful.

Acupuncture therapy can treat and regulate the body for the following major diseases:

l To help balance the mediation function of the cardiovascular system with a two-way effect on blood pressure regulation such as heart disease and high blood pressure and is a good additive that enhances the effectiveness of medical treatment and a therapy that helps reduce the risk of strokes.

l To treat respiratory diseases and improve the body’s immune system, such as cough, asthma, hay fever and other respiratory conditions.

l The regulation of the digestive system treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Thyroid, Acid reflux, Diabetes, Over Weight.

l Treatment of the urinary tract system: water retention, frequent urination, incontinence, also balancing the body’s hormone levels and the effects of aging such as Impotence, Prostate, PMS, Period Problems, Infertility, Menopause.

l Has a good effect on the function and feeling of the nervous system treating: Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Insomnia, Panic Attacks, Meniere’s disease.

l Effective for Systemic or local pain disorders such as neck and shoulder pain, tennis elbow, sciatica, arthritis and sports injuries.