Does Acupuncture Work for Pain? – How Acupuncture Can and Can’t Work for You

Does Acupuncture Work for Pain? – How Acupuncture Can and Can’t Work for You

Hey everyone, this is Stephanie from fast track to health wellness center.

I am a licensed acupuncturist and functional medicine practitione. Does acupuncture really work? Well the answer is yes and no! So in today’s video I’m going to explain so here we go let’s start with the yes.

So actually let’s first start with how does acupuncture really work like what’s the mechanism behind it although no one can really say 100% for sure there’s a lot of great theories out there one theory is that it works on our fossa ok fossa is the connective tissue underneath the skin that’s basically covering the entire body it’s kind of like its own nervous system and each part is connected to another part of the body so that’s why if you put needles in one area of the body you’re able to affect another area of the body because there are these circuits that are electrical and they’re working throughout the body so it’s hard to pinpoint exactly where they are but that’s the basic understanding of how it actually works and it really makes a lot of sense I read a book a couple of times recently I can’t remember the name I’ll put it in the notes anyway he explains it beautifully it’s an it’s written by an MD as well ok who does acupuncture and he explains it beautifully on how the eastern and western worlds kind of can unite on this and how the Chinese figured this out a long time ago in Western medicine is now only starting to understand how it works anyway ok now going from experience of doing acupuncture for quite a few years myself have I seen it work yes or I wouldn’t still be in business right but there’s some butts here ok most of the time it does work ok there’s a couple reasons why it doesn’t work the main reason why it doesn’t work doesn’t really have anything to do with me has to do with you what do I mean acupuncture it’s a process okay like lots of other things that help heal you like if you go to a physical therapist after an injury you go once or twice or even three times no they want you to come in three times a week for who knows how long right could be six weeks 12 weeks whatever or chiropractor do you go to a chiropractor once and then you’re done no how about the gym when you’re trying to get into shape do you go like two three times oh great I’m in shape now no it takes time for your body to get you know better same thing with acupuncture it’s a process so the main reason why it doesn’t work is because people give up too easily okay they come in one two three times maybe four if their chronic pain for more than ten years is not miraculously gone they’re out of there okay I don’t understand why I educate people I explained to them how long it’s gonna take how long they should give it nobody listens some people do obviously because you know obviously we have testimonials and people getting better yeah the people who stay and finish their treatment plans and do maintenance once they’re feeling better I can definitively say that yes it works for them but the people who come in and think it’s gonna be like a pill their symptoms are just gonna go away immediately that’s how it doesn’t work for now I’m not saying that there aren’t people that I can of course they’re people I can’t help if you have some kind of structural issue you know an injury that’s just too far gone or your body is beyond the point where it can heal itself and yes maybe it’s not gonna work if you’re very old say over 75 and you’re on a lot of medications and you’re morbidly obese it may not work but for the average person that has chronic whatever it’s gonna help if you give it time so my point is give it time don’t give up so easily same thing with the other modalities out there PT chiropractic whatever it is you give it time for the body to heal itself you need to give it some time so that’s the reasons why it doesn’t work is because people just give up too easily so yes most of the time it does work and then sometimes it doesn’t okay so anyway I just want to let you know that and acupuncture can be really great hope you try it alright so if you like this video please subscribe to my channel give me a thumbs up if you liked it and I will see you in the next video thanks and take care

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