|Grace Yu||Eason Yu|
|PhD candidate in women’s health at Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Gynecology||Master in Chinese Internal Medicine, Hong Kong University|
|Master in Traditional Chinese Medicine of Beijing University||Bachelor in Chinese Medicine, Beijing University|
|Master in Acupuncture of Hong Kong Baptist University|
|Bachelor in Traditional Chinese Medicine of Beijing University|
How does Acupuncture work?
The Chinese word “Acupuncture” actually covers two distinct treatment methods. One of them refers to the painless insertion of needles on human skin with the aim of stimulating the body. Another one, in contrast, means the use of burning moxa sticks on human skin where the desire is to stimulate the body with heat. In both approaches the nervous system releases chemicals such as Opioids and Serotonin in the muscles, spinal cord and the brain. These chemicals increase the body’s pain tolerance or they will trigger the release of other chemicals such as Endorphines. A positive effect of acupuncture is that it reduces stress and balances the autonomic nervous system (Korea Science, 2009).
Acupuncture treatment can be used to treat a variety of conditions such as:
- Women’s health
- Stress and depression
- Chronic Pain
- Digestive health
- Autoimmune disorders
- Stress and Depression
Using various acupuncture points in auricular acupuncture such as the Point Zero, the Sympathetic Autonomic Point or Shen Men point can help to calm and solve anxiety, anger, frustration and insecurity (Joey Komada, L.Ac.).
Ear-Acupuncture Point Stimulation
Ear-Acupuncture is also known as auricular therapy and is effective to regulate the body’s internal organs, structures and functions.
Facial Acupuncture is a natural solution to fight the aging process. Facial rejuvenation achieved by painless insertion of needles can reduce wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin and improve the color and texture of the skin with tighter pores.