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Seriously, How Does Acupuncture Work?

Oregon Medical Report Vol. 135
Published in Oregon Medical Board Newsletter Fall 2023. Vol. 135, No 4
We understand that acupuncture is…well, kinda weird. The thing is that there is a massive amount of research that shows that acupuncture is more effective than Pills, Exercises, and Surgeries (Vickers 2012Vickers 2018).  

   Most reluctant doctors and patients tell me “I just don’t get it.”

So I did the next best thing, I wrote this article for the Oregon Medical Board Report:

Acupuncture in Pain Management: A Pathway to Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Oregon

It’s short…only 900 words but I could have wrote 900 pages. Here’s the ‘short-short’ version:

Here are 6 of the Ways Acupuncture Changes the Body:

  1. Remodels Connective Tissue (Like exercise and injury induced fibrosis).
  2. Releases Endorphins (Reduce pain and increase feelings of happiness and relaxation).
  3. Reduces Inflammation.
  4. Calms and Down regulates the parts of our brain that get over stimulated with pain or emotional trauma.
  5. Increases nerve conductivity and blood circulation. (Warms our fingers and toes).
  6. Manages Serotonin, Dopamine, and Melatonin (Eases feelings of depression, anxiety and improves our sleep).

Nice thing is it is all natural, safe, and includes added benefits.

Share the article linked above with your doctors and friends.  

With the opiate crisis raging on and Americans having spent $4.5 Trillion dollars on health care in 2022, we still have one of the worst health care outcomes amongst developed countries. ( Don’t get me wrong, I still believe in pills, physical therapy, chiropractic, and surgeries…this is a ‘yes…AND’ scenario).

I lived the health care disaster. You might know my story….I was a biologist and also spent 10 years in chronic pain while taking pills, visiting doctors, physical therapists, and chiropractors. That is until I finally tried acupuncture. I was amazed how well it worked…acupuncture truly saved my life. Since 1997, I have been dedicated to understanding the science of acupuncture and sharing it with our communities and more doctors so more people can get better and stay better.

That’s our mission at WellBridge: We the acupuncture clinic that Bridges that magic of the 2000 year history of acupuncture with science. Doctors trust us. Patients love us. That’s why we have a 5 Star Rating on Google Reviews with over 180 Reviews.

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