Dr. Dao explains how acupuncture can help treat emotional and physical conditions.
Well acupuncture has been around for probably a little bit more than 4,000 years as well-documented in the Chinese history.
Basically we are inserting, we use very fine, tiny needles we insert in different parts of the body that we call points.
And these are sterilized needles that are clean are surgical grade, very fine needles, very, very much pain-free but these points, when we stimulate in these points it solicits certain kind of neurological hormonal and circulatory responses.
And that actually for example, some points can help to increase a neurotransmitter production such as endorphins, such as dopamines or it can regulate different neurotransmitters.
It can help to regulate certain sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
It also can help to make your body more sensitive to your own hormone productions so therefore that your body functions much more efficiently as well as it’s also very good for pain reliefs.
So the acupuncture theory really looks at how your body, how our body is mapped out in meridians that we believe that their energy channel that runs out throughout our entire body.
And it’s like freeways, not on like freeways. And the acupuncture points are like little access, like access of a freeway.
And so when you manipulate these entrance or exits of a freeway it monitor and modulate the flow of the traffic into this freeway or we can say the flow of the nervous system, the flow of the nervous impulse, the flow of endocrine secretions and very similar to the freeway or the highway system.
So acupuncture needling, it’s almost like these modulations. It’s not unlike when you go on the entry of the freeway there’s a red light, you know, it’s not carpooling, the way it slows down the traffic and it helps you not to go ahead too quickly.
Or like when the traffic is light, the red light goes away and screening you can just blast on to the freeway.
A very similar kind of concept and that’s what the acupuncture needle does. It modulates and manipulates these energy flows and these energy flow is really composed of neural endocrine secretions as well as impulses.
About Dr. Dao:
Dr. Dao is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of California and is a Diplomat of Chinese Herbology NCCA. Dr. Dao has been active in the TCM profession as well as professional organizations. He was an examiner for the California Acupuncture Committee and also participated in the Chinese Herbology Exam development for NCCA. Dr. Dao is well known and respected for his special interest in reproductive and gynecological conditions. Dr. Dao is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Pacific Coast Fertility Society, and American Association of Oriental Medicine.
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