How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture involves stimulating body walls like skin and muscle to produce a therapeutic effect. It can be used for a very wide range of conditions – acute pain, chronic pain, and respiratory conditions, skin problems, and gastric problems. So if you can imagine your body is the city. In the city there are big roads, highways, there are small roads, there are laneways.
So if everything is fine, then traffic flows nicely. But when there’s a car that breaks down, the traffic will jam up. And if the broken car is not fixed, the traffic jam will become worse and worse. Let’s imagine that in the body there are meridians. And in these meridians we have chi flow – we have energy flow.
Say, for instance, if you hurt your back, the local muscle will become very tight. And this kind of tightness is a way of blocking the chi flow. So to restore that, to reduce that problem, we have to put acupuncture needles into the local area to help the broken car in a way, but also we will put needles away from the lower back, to divert traffic and restore the chi flow..