Acupuncture For Life!

Melinda Cobb, MSTCM, L.Ac., (NCCAOM)
4380 Harlan Street, Suite 202
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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How Can Acupuncture Help?

There are a few theories regarding how acupuncture works to decrease pain and help with certain medical conditions.  The Gate Theory, developed by Dr. Ronald Melzak and Dr. Patrick Wall in 1965, helps to  explain how acupuncture works via the nervous system.  

This theory explains that when an acupuncture needle is inserted into a certain point in the body, that it stimulates a nerve impulse that travels to the brain.  Once the signal enters the brain, it triggers the brain to release our bodies own natural opiodes or pain relieving hormones to stop pain.

Presently there are numerous studies that are being conducted to scientifically prove that acupuncture works.  My theory is that each patient that I have treated who feels better after having acupuncture is proof that this medicine works.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) acupuncture can help to alleviate the following health problems: 

Research article links coming soon...

 

 

                                                        Who is WHO you ask?
 
Please go to http://www.who.int/topics/traditional_medicine/en/ for more information on the World Health Organization findings on traditional medicine and health care throughout the world.