Acupuncture is at the top of the list for non-pharmacological interventions, because it has been shown to predictably work in several systems of the body as these systems respond to the subtle stimulation of needling.
- The immune system responds resulting in reduced local inflammation
- The circulatory system responds by dilating the local blood vessels, which has ripple effect
- The nervous system responds by releasing natural opioids so we feel less pain; the nervous system has other responses such as improving cell signaling and prompting new cell growth
How fast you’ll recover depends on several key factors, such as severity and your general health. When you add acupuncture into your recovery plan, it will shorten the healing time and prevent a chronic condition from arising.