Raynen Therapies is please to offer acupuncture services in Scarborough, Ontario
ACUPUNCTURE IN SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO
HOW ACUPUNCTURE WORKS?
Acupuncture acts on meridian lines. In the form of the treatment most widely practiced in Canada, very thin needles are inserted into your skin at specific points along the meridians. These "acupoints" correspond with different organs and systems within the body.
A decade of acupuncture imaging research has shown that "people who get better with acupuncture have clear charges in their brain function," says dr. John Farrar, a pain researcher at the university of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Charges are seen in the thalamus, a brain region that processes information from the sense, including touch and also pain.
But acupuncture also affects activity in the brain region called the anterior cingulated gyrus as well as other brain structures that make up the limbic system, which processes the rage of human emotions and memory.
The fact that acupuncture deactivates your brain's limbic system suggests it "diminishes the emotional part of the pain experience."
Hormone release could be a key to these changes . Thirty years ago, about the same time acupuncture started to pique the interest of medical researchers began studying it in animals. They showed-and subsequently western researchers confirmed-that acupuncture increased the body's production of its own natural painkillers, known as endogenous opioids, or endorphins. People experienced no pain relief from acupuncture if they were first injected with a drug that blocked the opioids' activity.
Today most western researchers agree that acupuncture's stimulation of endorphins plays a big part in explaining how the practice works.
The WHO, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine(NCCAM) of the National Institutes of Health(NIH), the American Medical Association(AMA) and various government reports have studied and commented on the efficacy of acupuncture.
There is general agreement that acupuncture is safe when administered by well-trained practitioners using sterile needles, and that further research is appropriate.
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