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By: Bayview Chiropractic  09-12-2011


1.  The needle stimulus interrupts the transmission of pain from the injury site to the brain (gate control theory, rubbing arm after bruise).2.  It stimulates healing at the injury site by stimulating the nervous system to release specific pain controlling and anti-inflammatory chemicals.  (endorphins, enkephalines, serotonin, epinephrine, adrenaline).  These will stimulate faster healing and pain relief.3.  It Relaxes muscle spasm by fatiguing the muscle through the electrical stimulation of the specific muscle.4.  Increase circulation at the injury site to flush out the waste by products of inflammation that continue to irritate the tissues in the area.