Integrated Acupuncture Health Services, PC
Phone: 631-312-3493

Acupuncture Clinical Trials
Acupuncture is one of the most thoroughly researched and documented of the alternative medical practices. Many controlled studies have shown evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of a variety of conditions.
Studies on acupuncture also have shown positive results in the treatment of chronic pain, anxiety, depression and drug addiction. Conventional western medicine is very limited in the areas.

Effects of Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been shown to stimulate the immune system, improve circulation, reduce blood pressure, and improve digestion and production of red and white blood cells. It also stimulates the release of a variety of hormones assisting in the treatment of infertility, weight loss, menopause, emotional problems, migraines and many other hormonally related conditions.

The Gate Control Theory of Pain
Gate control theory is based on the premise that pain and other sensory stimuli travel travel within the nervous system at different speeds. Pain fibers are unmylinated making their impulses travel slow (2m/sec). Other sensory receptors are mylinated which increases the speed of their impulses to 200 m/sec. Acupuncture can stimulate these receptors flooding the nervous system which especially block the slower pain receptors. The brain can only sense one type of sensation at a time. This is why you instinctively rub a body part that hurts. Rubbing the body part stimulates the faster neurons, which beats the pain to the brain. Acupuncture can optimize the gate control theory that can provide an immediate reduction in pain. It also stimulates the body to produce its own endorphins, which are your body’s own natural pain killers allowing for long-term pain relief

Electrical Theory of Pain
The body continually generates tiny but detectable electrical discharges. This electrical field influences the growth, maturation, and functioning of some types of cells. It is known that acupuncture points are concentrated in regions of low electrical resistance. Studies have shown that there is a correlation between the electromagnetic fields in the body and the channels or meridians. So, this electrical theory of acupuncture suggests that acupuncture works by influencing the body's electromagnetic fields. Acupuncture points have certain electrical properties, and stimulating these points alters chemical neurotransmitters in the body. 

Bob Motta
NAET Practitioner
Licensed and Board Certified

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East Islip / Smithtown / Deer Park