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How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture changes blood flow in the body. This is a very simple way of describing what happens to the body when acupuncture is applied. If done correctly, most patients notice a difference within seconds. Especially, when the problem they are experiencing include pain and emotional challenges.

So what limits the way acupuncture works? What’s in the blood nutritionally is the main thing that limits acupuncture. If you eat bad food or nutritionally deficient foods for a long period of time, the body cannot fix problems that happen to it in daily activities.

Why does it take some patients two treatments and other patients twenty treatments? This is based on how fast your body figures out the program that the acupuncturist uses to try to increase the blood flow to specific areas of the body. The faster the body understands where to send the blood flow to, the better the body retains the information, and the faster the body heals. The younger and the healthier you are, the fewer treatments you will need. The older you are and the poorer health you have, the more treatments you will need. So your nutrition can either help or hinder acupuncture.

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