What Exactly Does Acupuncture Do?

Have you been considering acupuncture in Clearwater, Florida? Wondering what exactly acupuncture is? Concerned about how acupuncture may feel? Curious as to how it affects the body? Today, Dawn Potter Acupuncture is discussing what exactly acupuncture does. Have additional questions? Interested in scheduling acupuncture treatment nearby? Feel free to reach out, we’d be delighted to help with any of your needs.


What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient practice of Traditional Chinese medicine which utilizes thin, solid, sterile needles which are used to penetrate the skin. These needles stimulate specific points on the body. Various studies have shown that acupuncture can be a wonderful treatment option for many conditions.


How Does Acupuncture Feel?

As mentioned above, acupuncture is done using thin, solid, sterile, metallic needles which are penetrated into the skin. Most patients report very limited pain as the needle is inserted, however, there is a sensation of pressure. Quite a few patients report feeling energized after treatment, others say they are more relaxed.


How Does Acupuncture Affect The Body?

When acupuncture needles are inserted into acupuncture points in the body, from a western scientific viewpoint, it is shown that they stimulate the peripheral nervous system, stimulate digestion, release endorphins, trigger the "relaxation response" and trigger the release of feel-good chemicals into the spinal cord, brain and even muscles. This in return helps to stimulate the natural healing abilities of the body and promote well-being. Research has shown acupuncture to be effective for a range of conditions from asthma and headaches to cancer-related nausea and addiction.


Schedule Clearwater Acupuncture Today

Ready to schedule your acupuncture in Clearwater, Florida? Dawn Potter Acupuncture would be happy to help, simply reach out, let us know what is going on and we’ll get you added to our schedule for an appointment.