Acupuncture Santa Cruz of Capitola
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.