The field of acupuncture has been around for centuries, but in recent years, it has gained attention for its effectiveness in treating neurological conditions. Neuroacupuncture, a specialized form of acupuncture that targets the central and peripheral nervous systems, has been shown to be particularly effective in treating conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and traumatic brain injuries.
At Axon Integrative Health, we offer neuroacupuncture as part of our integrative approach to healthcare. Our team of experienced practitioners combines traditional Chinese medicine techniques with modern neuroscience to provide patients with a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to their specific needs.
How Does Neuroacupuncture Work?
Neuroacupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body that correspond to the nervous system. These points are located along meridians, or pathways, that connect different parts of the body.
When the needles are inserted, they stimulate the nervous system, promoting the release of neurotransmitters and other natural painkillers. This can help to reduce inflammation, improve blood flow, and promote the body’s natural healing processes.
In addition to the physical effects, neuroacupuncture also has a positive impact on mental and emotional health. Many patients report feeling calmer and more relaxed after a session, which can help to reduce stress and anxiety.
Why is Neuroacupuncture effective?
Neuroacupuncture works by stimulating the central and peripheral nervous systems through the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body that correspond to the nervous system. This stimulation promotes the release of neurotransmitters and other natural painkillers, reduces inflammation, improves blood flow, and promotes the body’s natural healing processes.
The specific mechanisms by which neuroacupuncture works are not fully understood, but research has shown that it can modulate various aspects of the nervous system, including the autonomic nervous system, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, and the limbic system. It has also been shown to influence neurotransmitter levels, gene expression, and the immune system.
Neuroacupuncture may also work by promoting the regeneration of damaged nerve cells and enhancing neural plasticity, which is the brain’s ability to reorganize itself and form new neural connections. This can help to improve motor function, reduce spasticity, and restore other neurological functions.
Overall, neuroacupuncture is believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes and promoting balance and harmony within the nervous system.
Conditions Treated with Neuroacupuncture
Neuroacupuncture has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of neurological conditions, including:
Stroke: Neuroacupuncture can help to improve motor function, improve speech, and reduce spasticity in stroke patients.
Multiple Sclerosis: Neuroacupuncture can help to reduce inflammation and improve nerve function in patients with multiple sclerosis.
Parkinson’s Disease: Neuroacupuncture can help to reduce tremors and improve balance in patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Traumatic Brain Injury: Neuroacupuncture can help to reduce inflammation and promote the regeneration of damaged brain cells in patients with traumatic brain injuries.
PTSD: Neuroacupuncture can help reduce threatening feelings into the nervous system and disassociate experiences into memories.
Vertigo: Neuroacupuncture can help vertigo by helping the brain process incoming information to deliver appropriate outputs.
Speech / Aphasia: Neuroacupuncture helps promote neuroplasticity and white matter changes along very important speech centers in our brains.
Much More! Neuroacupuncture and scalp acupuncture have been shown to improve numerous symptoms and deficits, call us today to see if neuroacupuncture can help you with what you are dealing with.
At Axon Integrative Health, we work closely with each patient to develop a customized treatment plan that addresses their specific needs and goals. Our team of practitioners includes acupuncturists, chiropractors, and other healthcare professionals who work together to provide comprehensive care.
If you are struggling with a neurological condition and are interested in exploring neuroacupuncture as a treatment option, contact Axon Integrative Health to schedule a consultation. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you determine if neuroacupuncture is right for you.
Here are some of the most common FAQ and answers for neuroacupuncture:
Neuroacupuncture is a specialized form of acupuncture that targets the central and peripheral nervous systems to treat neurological conditions.
Neuroacupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body that correspond to the nervous system. The needles stimulate the nervous system, promoting the release of neurotransmitters and natural painkillers, reducing inflammation, improving blood flow, and promoting the body’s natural healing processes.
Neuroacupuncture can be effective in treating a wide range of neurological conditions, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury, and others.
Yes, neuroacupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by a trained and licensed practitioner.
During a neuroacupuncture session, you will lie comfortably on a table while fine needles are inserted into specific points on your body. You may feel a slight sensation or pressure, but it should not be painful.
The number of sessions needed will vary depending on the condition being treated, the severity of the condition, and other individual factors. Your practitioner will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that meets your specific needs.
Some insurance plans may cover neuroacupuncture, but it is important to check with your specific plan to determine coverage. Axon Integrative Health can provide assistance in determining insurance coverage.