Pain Relieving Acupuncture

Acupuncture has a local as well as whole body pain relieving effect. Acupuncture is so well known for its efficacy

Acupuncture has a local as well as whole body pain relieving effect. Acupuncture is so well known for its efficacy as well as its safety in treating pain because of how quickly and efficiently it works without risk and negative side effects. Acupuncture works locally for pain by reducing inflammation and swelling in damaged tissue through the release of calcitonin gene related peptide, prostaglandins, white blood cells, nerve growth factor, cytokines, serotonin, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and Substance P.

It also helps treat whole body pain and visceral (organ) pain by stimulating the endogenous opioids circuits (structures that exist within our bodies that circulate our naturally produced pain killing hormones/peptides). The endogenous opioid circuit is an amazing system we have adapted, and exemplifies the normalcy and need for pain. Acupuncture stimulates this EOC allowing for the treatment of local pain like in a muscle or a broken bone, as well as pain deep within the body where the needles can’t reach- all because of these pathways.