Traditional Chinese medicine believes that acupuncture harmonizes and regulates the vital energy of the body (Qi). Disharmony comes about from injury, disease, environmental influences, and improper diet and activities. While these factors must be addressed for long-term results, acupuncture can facilitate the healing response in many conditions. Chinese herbal medicines, along with proper diet and exercise, further aid the healing response so that harmony may be restored.
Western research into the mode of action of acupuncture has revealed important insights into the physiology of its healing action. Relaxation of muscle spasm (smooth and skeletal muscle), anti-inflammatory effects, and promotion of blood circulation have all been demonstrated. A normalizing effect on the autonomic nervous system, sympathetic and parasympathetic, has also been observed.
Acupuncture induces a wound healing reaction that encourages healing of even old injuries, organ dysfunction and disease. Ongoing research in these areas continues to demonstrate the often profound effects that acupuncture can have on many symptoms and disease states.
PET Scan results during acupuncture
University of California Irvine professor and physicist Zang-Hee Cho, a member of the highly respected National Academy of Science, the inventor of an early version of the Positron Emission Tomograph, or PET scan, and a pioneer of the MRI scanner, both of which have revolutionized our ability to see into the body and brain, found that stimulation of the vision-related acupoint showed the same reaction in the brain as stimulation of the eye. As the acupuncture signal passes to the brain via nerves, it possibly stimulates the hypothalamus, the “executive center” of the brain, responsible for the production and release of hundreds of neurochemicals, says Cho.
Spinal manipulation is one technique from the spectrum of manual therapies that is often used to restore homeostasis of misaligned spinal segments to treat neck and back pain. This therapy uses mobilization techniques to help restore full movement to restricted joints, reset muscle tension and help release binding of connective tissue.
Since 1982, Dr Davison has trained in Osteopathic , Chiropractic and traditional Chinese medicine manipulation techniques.
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