Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system.
Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being.
Acupuncture is a 5,000-year-old Chinese art of medicine. This therapy aims to correct imbalances in the body by stimulating and enhancing the body’s own ability to resist or overcome illnesses, pain, and other various conditions.
There is a belief that illnesses are caused by a disruption of the energy or “Qi.” This Qi circulates through 14 meridians or energy-carrying channels in various regions of the body. Along these areas lie hundreds of acupuncture points or acupoints. By targeting these specific locations, acupuncture helps the body heal on its own.
Johnny Cho is a New York State licensed and board certified Acupuncturist trained in Acupuncture, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Nutritional Therapy and Herbal Formulas. Johnny Cho received his Bachelor of Professional Studies Health Sciences(BPS) and Master of Science Acupuncture and Master of Science Oriental Medicine, New York College of Health Professions Syosset, NY ; Licensed Acupuncturist New York State, graduating with over 700 hours of extensive clinical training, as well as an impressive certification through The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture (NCCAOM).
Western Scientific Explanation for acupuncture
Acupuncture primarily produces its effects by regulating the nervous system. Regulation of the nervous system aids the activity of pain-killing biochemicals, such as endorphins and immune system cells at specific sites in the body. Alters brain chemistry by releasing of neurotransmitters and neurohormones which affect the parts of the central nervous system related to sensation and involuntary body functions, as immune reactions and processes that regulate a person’s blood pressure, blood flow, and body temperature. These clinical effects can be summarized as the following: Augmentation of Immunity Theory- Increased Immune Functions & Resistance to Disease. Endorphin Theory- Reduction of Pain Neurotransmitter Theory – Inflammation Reduction & Promotion of Feelings of Well Being Circulatory Theory – Improved Circulation & Smooth Muscle Relaxation Gate Control Theory – Increased Pain Tolerance. Motor Gate Theory – Hasten Motor Recovery from Paralysis. Bioelectric Theory – Stimulation of cells of tissue growth & repair. Nervous System Theories- Central Nervous System, Spinal & Peripheral nerve stimulation, resulting in some of the above-mentioned effects.