Acupuncture in Oakville, ON
Acupuncture is a safe and gentle treatment that produces many of its effects by stimulating nerve receptors in skin and muscle. Various substances are released that cause an increase of local blood flow that encourages tissue healing.
Acupuncture can help to reduce pain locally where the needles are inserted and throughout the body, inactivates myofascial trigger points and has a calming effect and produces well-being. The effects of acupuncture accumulate when repeated.
The contemporary scientific explanation of acupuncture is that needling certain points in the body stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the brain, spinal cord and muscles. These chemicals will change the experience of pain, or they 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 by promoting physical and emotional well-being. A balanced body is a healthy body.