How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture is based on the principle of stimulation of acupoints. Acupoints exist along pathways or meridians of energy that are distributed at predictable locations on the body. Meridians do not directly relate to the muscles, nerves or blood vessels, rather they are a separate entity. Acupoints are said to be points which influence that body’s function in a two way communication with the body’s energy system. Acupoints are said to exist at the surface of the skin, above the skin and below the skin. Stimulation of an acupoint by means such as a needle, finger pressure or electronic stimulation common practice in acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a system of treatment that seeks to restore normalcy to the body’s energy field by stimulation of a combination of specific acupoints.
For many conditions there are established points that are known to be beneficial. Lower back pain, for instance, relates to the bladder meridian located on the back of the leg. There are about 1000 established acupoints. Many are famous for their effect and are known as five star points. Five star points are used for most any condition and have benefit for health promotion as well as treatment of imbalance.
A combination of electronic and needle acupuncture is often very effective in many conditions especially those involving the muscles and joints.

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