How Acupuncture STOPs Pain
Acupuncture stimulates a body response that is thought to cause a release of neurochemicals including endorphins and enkephalins which are natural pain suppressors. Research has also shown that these neurochemicals are stronger then morphine.
Electroacupuncture is intended to help increase the potential healing effects of standard acupuncture. It works with the gate theory of pain, in which connections in the spinal cord function as “gates” that block pain signals to the brain
Auricular acupuncture is a type of acupuncture that focuses exclusively on your ears. Auricular acupuncture aims to restore the flow of qi by resolving any blockages or disruption. Research indicates that auricular acupuncture can help to activate a pathway (called the descending pain pathway) that functions to stop the pain signal traveling to the brain, essentially decreasing the overall sensation of pain