How does acupuncture relieve pain through points？
Posted On 01/03/2020
How does acupuncture relieve pain through points?
Traditional Chinese medicine theory believes that there are 14 invisible meridians in the human body that can run qi and blood, connect the internal organs, and communicate with the inside and outside.
The meridian “internal viscera and external collateral limb” has a very close relationship with the internal organs.
The meridian is the way for the disease to enter the body from the body surface, and it is also the channel for the interaction between the viscera and the body surface tissue.
Therefore, the pathological changes of the viscera can be reflected in the meridians, or reflected on the body surface through the meridians; external pathogenic factors can also cause dysfunction of the viscera through the meridians, thereby causing diseases.
There are 360 acupuncture points on the meridian surface, also known as acupuncture points, which can balance and store the flowing gas.
Qi refers to an invisible or electromagnetic energy that moves through the meridians.
Acupuncture can regulate the operation of Qi, and manage various systems of the body through the meridians, such as nerves, immunity, circulatory system, muscles and so on.
Acupuncture can affect the movement of qi in the ducts and organs, thereby regulating qi, blood, fluid, nerves, immunity, viscera function, and so on.
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the pathological changes of qi and blood operation disorders such as viscera, collaterals and collaterals due to various reasons, such as dysfunction of qi and blood, or stagnation, or instability, or dysfunction of qi, cause the symptoms of pain, which is “pain when you fail to pass.”Pathogenesis.
Acupuncture treatment stimulates acupuncture points and warms up and unblocks the meridians, improves qi and blood circulation, improves the local qi and blood running status, thereby improving the nutritional status of the diseased area, and restores its normal physiological activities, that is, the meridians are unobstructed and the visceraRestore the relative yin and yang balance.
Modern research suggests that in addition to the central nervous system, there is a “pain modulation system” at the central overlapping level, which can suppress the transmission of pain to the central nervous system.
After the acupuncture signal enters the central system, it stimulates the activities of multiple neurons from the spinal cord, the brain stem, and the brain, activates the body’s own analgesic system, and makes analgesics such as serotonin, acetylcholine, and endogenous opioids.Secretion of substances like substances increases, which has a significant analgesic effect.
Through the multi-disciplinary collaboration in the remote end, in-depth research on the principles of acupuncture treatment of diseases, meridian essence, acupuncture techniques, etc., has confirmed that acupuncture can adjust the functions of the body’s various systems and enhance the body’s resistance to disease.
The principle of acupuncture analgesia has penetrated to the molecular level of nerve cells, electrophysiology and neurotransmitters such as encephalin.
Western scientists in the study of acupuncture analgesia believe that acupuncture can stimulate the release of natural analgesic substances in the body, thereby alleviating pain.
The analgesic effect of acupuncture has a slow onset effect, they slowly increase, and the pain-relieving effect of it will be felt even after the needle is taken.
The effect will be more obvious after some treatments.
This effect will disappear after stopping the acupuncture treatment.
In addition, acupuncture has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, thrombolytic, anti-shock and anti-paralytic effects.