Other Health Issues
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) creates an entirely opposite effect. Acupuncture works to stimulate the central nervous system, which in turn releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord and brain. These chemicals either alter the perception of pain or release other chemicals that influence the body's self-regulating systems. These biochemical changes support the body's natural healing abilities, improve circulation, and promote physical and emotional well-being. When circulation in the tissue improves, muscle relaxation occurs and pain is reduced.
Per WebMD study finds: 'Electroacupuncture' led to symptom relief even 12 weeks after treatment. Study participants experienced significant symptom and quality-of-life improvements, the study found.
- Acupuncture has been proven to not only significantly help relieve constipation;
- but it actually helps relieve chronic, severe constipation not responding to other treatments!
- On top of that, acupuncture was shown to have long term, persistent effects in helping to solve constipation.
Using acupuncture for digestive problems works by nourishing related organs, reducing inflammation of the stomach and pancreas and improving digestive functions. During a treatment, the practitioner will identify certain acupuncture points on the body, typically those that speed up metabolism, increase gastrointestinal muscle contraction and relaxation, reduce gastric acid secretion, regulate small and large intestine function, and restores stomach acidity to normal levels.
TCM techniques such as acupuncture and acupressure can induce a relaxation response, which decreases the heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases energy and tissue regeneration, and reduces stress. One feels more relaxed, and digestion improves. As tension is relieved, so are headaches. Instead of being tense and angry, one remains calm, tempers stay even, and blood pressure can even decrease. Studies have shown that the substances released in the body as a result of acupuncture relax the body, and also regulate serotonin in the brain, which affects emotional states.
High Blood Pressure
It’s one thing to show that acupuncture can reduce blood pressure without drugs. TCM is a respected tradition, with its own principles of diagnosis and treatment. In oriental medicine, high blood pressure is typically considered to be caused by heat in the body. There are two types of heat: excess and deficiency. Excess heat occurs when the body has too much heat due to a variety of causes. Deficiency heat occurs when the body does not have enough "yin" or cooling substances to ground the heat, thus the energy floats upwards.