We know that both within the body itself and between the body and the external environment, balance must be strived for. When the body is internally balanced and in harmony with the external environment, energy and blood flow smoothly throughout to nourish all organs and tissues. By adjusting and stimulating the flow of energy and blood, we stimulate the body's natural ability to maintain health, heal, and protect against disease.
Much of the body’s injury repair mechanisms are based on electrochemical reactions
Pain reduction is often achieved with electrostimulation, as with acupuncture, much in part due the apparent stimulation of opioid peptides in the central nervous system, thus inhibiting pain signals. Electroacupuncture has been seen to be effective in opening up acupuncture meridian blockages, increasing circulation, assisting in trigger point releasing, joint conditions, and much more.
A highly sought after technique I perform in some acupuncture treatments is trigger point dry needling.
Trigger points are hypercontracted nodules located in muscle bands that often cause local or referred pain (pain that manifests in an area other than the source trigger point). These hypertonic bands of muscle are in a state of continuous low-level contraction.
A physiological stress unleashing the body's wisdom
Gua Sha is a traditional technique in the East done by clinicians or by the common person in their home as either self-care or for the care of a family member.
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The Naturopathic physician’s training offers a solution as a sort of all-in-one, one-stop shopping for diagnosis and treatment in multiple modalities, while not eliminating the need for a traffic director for those who need further advanced diagnostics or treatment.
This methodological approach to the individual patient is why the Naturopathic physician’s role in healthcare becomes so unique to what already exists.
It is something that sets Naturopathic physicians apart from the conventional medical professions, enriches diversity in medicine, allows for patient choice, and is why this approach can be so helpful for so many illnesses while also helping to reduce health care costs.