How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture in Monroe

Most people have heard of acupuncture in Monroe but few actually know what it entails and how it works to relieve pain. While acupuncture has been popular in Eastern countries for centuries, it is still a relatively new concept in the Western world. Scientists and physicians alike agree, however, that it is effective.

There are many illnesses that benefit from acupuncture treatment, including migraines and osteoarthritis. This alternative treatment method involves the insertion of exceptionally thin needles into acupoints or pressure points on the body. The stimulation that these needles provide promotes healing and function is restored.

The Chinese philosophy as to why this unusual procedure works involves two opposite forces in the body, yin and yang. A healthy body is the result of balance between these forces. Energy or qi is able to flow easily along the body’s meridians to maintain stability. A disruption in energy flow can lead to illness and pain. Needle insertion in some of the 2,000 acupuncture points restores the flow of energy and allows healing to take place.

In the view of the Western world, acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord, to release hormones and neurotransmitters that lessen pain, regulate assorted body functions and elevate the efficiency of the immune system.

To learn if acupuncture in Monroe can help you manage your pain and relieve sickness, call McQuinn Naturopathic at (425)905-2487 to make an appointment for a personal consultation. We have the experience and expertise required to provide support for your medical needs.

Did You Know??
McQuinn Naturopathic’s own Dr. William Duarte is a nationally certified and state Licensed Acupuncturist, and holds a PhD and MA in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine; where he subsequently served as a faculty member for many years. Dr. Duarte is world renowned, and has taught acupuncture to other doctors in both China and Mexico. He offers free consultations to see which acupuncture strategy will work best, and in true McQuinn fashion – he doesn’t just treat his patient, he makes it a priority to educate his patients. If you want to be  treated by one of the best acupuncturists in the world, you only have to travel to Everett.