Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into specific points (Physical structures) of the body (1)[i] but can also include the use of other techniques as part of an acupuncture treatment.
An acupuncture treatment at Orlando Body & Movement can include electro-acupuncture, laser, Infrared, cupping and Ultrasound.
Acupuncture Injection Therapy or Bio-puncture (Prolotherapy) is also avaible along with Vitamin shots of B12, Vitamin C, MICC (detox) including weight loss and pain injections.
Acupuncture works by causing multiple biological responses locally at the site of the needle to stimulate the body’s own biological soft tissue healing mechanisms. Acupuncture can be used in acute or chronic injuries by improving circulation (2), break down and remodel scar tissue, activating collagen production, and stimulating local release of growth factor and concentrate stem cells (3).
Acupuncture can reduce pain through descending inhibitory control and release of opioids and endorphins (4), it also reduces inflammation is through interleukin mediation (5).
Acupuncture can also work distally to effect nervous system, endocrine, digestive and immunological functions through stimulating messages through peripheral sensory receptors to the processing and control centers of the central nervous systems (6) and the autonomic, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
Cross-Sectional Study in 2018 showed The Most Commonly indicated 99 conditions treated by Acupuncture in the United States many of them are related to pain, followed by mood disorders (mental health), immune system, gastrointestinal disease, gynecological and neurology (7).
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The top 10 indications to have Acupuncture are.
Lower back pain
1. By Christian Nordqvist, Reviewed by Yamini Ranchod, PhD, MS. How does acupuncture work? Medical News Today. [Online] January 11, 2019. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/156488.php.
2. The effect of standardized acupuncture programs in the after-care of accident patients. Rabl V, Bochdansky T, Hertz H, Kern H, Meng A. 1983;9(6):308-13., Unfallchirurgie .
3. Acupuncture for osteoarthritic pain: an observational study in routine care. Linde K, Weidenhammer W, Streng A, Hoppe A, Melchart D. 2006 Feb;45(2):222-7. Epub 2005 Dec 20., Rheumatology (Oxford). .
4. Kasahara T, Amemiya M, Wu Y, Oguchi K. .. Involvement of central opioidergic and nonopioidergic neuroendocrine systems in the suppressive effect of acupuncture on delayed type hypersensitivity in mice. s.l. : Int.J.Immunopharmacol, 1993 ;15(4):501-8.
5. Electro-acupuncture attenuates behavioral hyperalgesia and selectively reduces spinal Fos protein expression in rats with persistent inflammation. Lao L, Zhang G, Wei F, Berman BM, Ren K. 2001 Apr;2(2):111-7, Journal of Pain. .
6. National Institutes of Health. Acupuncture. NIH Consensus Statement . s.l. : US Dept. of health & Human Resources, Office of Diseeease & Prevention, National Institute of Health, November 3-5, 1997.
7. The Most Commonly Treated Acupuncture Indications in the United States: A Cross-Sectional Study. Wang H, Yang G, Wang S, Zheng X, Zhang W, Li Y. 2018 Oct 9:1-33. doi: 10.1142/S0192415X18500738., American Journal of chinese Medicine.