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How does it work?
1. By some unknown process, Acupuncture raises levels of triglycerides, specific
hormones, prostaglandins, white blood counts, gamma globulins, opsonins, and
overall anti-body levels. This is called the "Augmentation of Immunity"
2. The "Endorphin" Theory states that Acupuncture stimulates the secretions
of endorphins in the body (specifically Enkaphalins).
3. The "Neurotransmitter" Theory states that certain neurotransmitter
levels (such as Seratonin and Noradrenaline) are affected by Acupuncture.
4. "Circulatory" Theory: this states that Acupuncture has the effect
of constricting or dilating blood vessels. This may be caused by the body's
release of Vasodilaters (such as Histamine), in response to Acupuncture.
5. One of the most popular theories is the "Gate Control" Theory.
According to this theory, the perception of pain is controlled by a part of
the nervous system which regulates the impulse, which will later be interpreted
as pain. This part of the nervous system is called the "Gate." If
the gate is hit with too many impulses, it becomes overwhelmed, and it closes.
This prevents some of the impulses from getting through. The first gates to
close would be the ones that are the smallest. The nerve fibers that carry the
impulses of pain are rather small nerve fibers called "C" fibers.
These are the gates that close during Acupuncture.
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