Acupuncture Santa Cruz of Capitola

Neck and shoulder pain are treated at Acupuncture Santa Cruz

Neck Pain

Acupunc­ture treats neck and shoul­der pain along with the under­ly­ing con­di­tions that cause the dis­com­fort, numb­ness and range of motion impair­ment. Acupunc­ture to the affect­ed regions of the neck and shoul­der soothe the inflam­ma­to­ry process by stim­u­lat­ing the micro­cir­cu­la­tion of blood to the nerve fibers, soft tis­sues and bone. This stim­u­lates the repair and wound heal­ing process.

Acupunc­ture achieves this result by send­ing a sig­nal to the brain to shift sym­pa­thet­ic nerve sys­tem impuls­es to parasym­pa­thet­ic nerve sys­tem impuls­es. Excess stim­uli from sym­pa­thet­ic nerve stim­u­la­tion caus­es inflam­ma­tion and locked-down tight­ness of the region. This flight-or-fight response is nor­mal for acute injuries but is not help­ful in the recov­ery process. Acupunc­ture cir­cum­vents this sig­nal and engages the parasym­pa­thet­ic impuls­es. The brain receives a new mes­sage to engage the endocrine sys­tem (the body’s bio­chem­i­cal sys­tem) to pro­duce sub­stances that heal the body.