How it Works

The acupuncture needling and its induced lesions activate self-healing mechanisms, including restoring homeostasis, facilitating repair mechanisms such as anti-inflammatory reaction and tissue regeneration, and pain modulation. After needles are removed, the needle induced lesions continue to stimulate the body until the lesions heal. The healing process usually takes 2 days, although some patients feel the lesion stimulus for up to one week.

Sound physiologic bases for the scientific explaination of why and how acupuncture works have been already established by distinguished scientists