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'Effective Treatment

for Chronic Pain'

says WebMD


There are two videos on this page that we hope satisfy your curiosity about acupuncture.


The one above involves several of our patients relating their recent experiences here at Healthy Body & Soul. The summation is that their painful conditions improved and in most cases this came about after traditional medicine had failed.


Along with the pain dissipating there was a correlating upgrade in functional capacity – improvement in moving, walking, going about daily chores enjoying recreational activities.


The next video is borrowed from Youtube. A practitioner elsewhere in the world has produced an animated video to explain how and why acupuncture has proven effective for approximately 2,500 years.


Acupuncture doesn’t heal the body it helps energy flow among the cells enabling the body to heal itself. 


According to WebMD:

“Acupuncture has long been recognized as an effective treatment for chronic pain. In 2012, a study found acupuncture was better than no acupuncture or simulated acupuncture for the treatment of four chronic pain conditions:


  • Back and neck pain

  • Osteoarthritis (your doctor may call it “degenerative joint disease” or “wear and tear arthritis)

  • Chronic headache

  • Shoulder pain”


Please watch these two videos. Of course, what acupuncture has done for anybody else, and why and how it works, only matters in regards to motivating you to try it for yourself.


Please call for a free 15-minute phone consultation to examine how acupuncture might reduce or remove – without addictive pills or medication – a painful condition in the low back or elsewhere that’s robbing your quality of life. 

Source: WebMD

Understanding How Acupuncture Works

Acupuncture was developed in China approximately 2,500 years ago. It consists of inserting thin needles at certain points along the body, a combination of several of approximately 2,000 such points identified in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). 

These points are connected by pathways or meridians, creating a flow of energy called qi (pronounced “chee”). Stimulating these points is believed to improve the flow of energy that corrects imbalances thus presumably helping relieve pain and improve health due to effects upon the central nervous system (CNS).

The exact effect on the CNS isn’t known but the possibilities include:

Speeding the relay of electromagnetic signals that begin the flow of pain-killing chemicals such as endorphins or the release of immune system cells.

Triggering the release natural opioids that ease pain and promote sleep.

Altering brain chemistry through the release of neurotransmitters that either stimulate or dampen nerve impulses and/or the release of neurohormones  that affect the function of an organ.