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So how does it work?

Some will say acupuncture meridians are like rivers, carrying ‘life force’ or Qi throughout the body. Like a river, any obstruction will slow or block the flow of this life force resulting in ill health.

Removing these obstructions from a river helps it to flow better, similarly, acupuncture aims to create a free flow of energy in the meridians.

Others will say needling acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulatory system. In this sense, acupuncture is like awakening the body’s inner pharmacy – just alerting the body to dispense the correct medicine.

“There’s nothing magical about acupuncture,” “Many of these [alternative] techniques, including acupuncture, they all work by activating the body’s own self-healing [mechanism].”

And that’s the main goal of acupuncture: self-healing.



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