Thanks Dr.Gomez for this! We’ve been treating knee pain successfully with Acupuncture for many years. It’s nice to see it being broadcasted in such a positive way these days!
How does Acupuncture work? A few ways!
1. It helps with increasing circulation to the local tissue. Think of it this way: damns in a river…too many damns, not enough flow. Blood and lymph need to move. Stagnation causes lack of movement and lack of flow. Break the damns and flow begins! Aaaahhhhhh!
2. Slight microtrauma will stimulate the repair system of the body. When I insert a needle, I stimulate the lymph system to come in and flood the area with lymph fluid so it can act like a change agent…move the bad, bathe the tissue in good and encourage repair. Healthy tissue re-emerges!!!!!
3. Dampers pain. How? Through our superficial nerve receptors. Think of this: you get out of bed in the dark and bump your shin. Your first reaction?? To rub the area vigorously! Why? Because rubbing tricks the brain signals into thinking the original hit is no longer there! We all instinctively know how to treat our bumps and bruises. Acupuncture stimulation is a different stimulus that the brain is receiving beyond the pain stimulus. Why not replace one for the other and get some relief??
Acupuncture has no side effects and it’s been used for 5,000 years…