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Acupuncture Clinics North Las Vegas NV

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JESSICA WALTER
(702) 368-0508
5445 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
F
Speciality
Acupuncturist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Stephanie Jordan
(702) 382-8484
222 S. Rainbow Blvd. Suite 114
Las Vegas, NV
 
Huiwen Zhang
(702) 898-7899
3300 E Flimingo Rd #18
Las Vegas, NV
 
Acupuncture At Northwest
(702) 839-2885
3211 N Tenaya Way Ste 106
Las Vegas, NV

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Vince Link Omd
(702) 444-4775
2725 S Jones Blvd Ste 109
Las Vegas, NV

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Hyun-Soo Kim
(702) 939-1600
5380 S Rainbow Blvd # 310
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
M
Speciality
Acupuncturist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Fiona Kelley
702/ 369-3406
2840 East Flamingo Road, Suite D
Las Vegas, NV
 
Acupressure Of Nevada Inc
(702) 733-1978
953 E Sahara Ave Ste A23
Las Vegas, NV

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T & C Medical Clinic
(702) 368-2623
5700 Spring Mountain Rd Unit D
Las Vegas, NV

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Sharon Roth Omd Inc
(702) 259-6996
101 S Rainbow Blvd Ste 22
Las Vegas, NV

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Acupuncture: How Does Acupuncture Work?

 (Excerpted from Acupuncture-Its Place in Western Medical Science, Thorsons Publishing Group )


How Does Acupuncture Work?
The Gate Theory of Pain
Endorphins
No Real Answer?
The Autonomic System
Suggestibility
Other Ideas
The Clinical Application of These Theories


How Does Acupuncture Work?
In spite of a great deal of excellent research designed to answer this question, as yet there are no good, clear, simple answers available. There are, however, a variety of theories that attempt to explain the mechanism of acupuncture. Pain is the area in which most research has been completed, and therefore most of the theories about the mechanism of acupuncture are related to the use of acupuncture in diseases of pain.

The Gate Theory of Pain
In 1965 a theory called the 'Gate Theory of Pain' was produced, and for this idea, and others, Drs. Melzack and Wall won scientific acclaim. This theory was the first serious attempt to unify the many ideas that existed about the mechanism that perceives and transmits pain through the nervous system. The Gate Theory states that there are some specific nerve fibers that transmit pain to the spinal cord, whilst the input of other nerve fibers inhibits the transmission of pain. Both of these groups of fibers meet at a sort of 'micro-chip' in the spinal cord called the substancia gelatinosa.

The substancia gelatinosa is responsible for the integration of painful and pain inhibitory stimuli. If the pain input is excessive then pain is transmitted up the spinal cord, and the brain perceives it as pain. Pain fibers are probably the bare nerve endings found in the skin and other superficial tissues; they are easily stimulated and it would be an impossible situation if pain was experienced



every time we touched something. This theory proposes a balance between stimulation of the pain fibers and inhibition of that stimulus, so that pain is perceived only if the pain input overrides the inhibition of pain.

The only problem with this theory is that it does not explain fully the available facts. Acupuncture excites the pain inhibitory nerve fibers for a short period of time, thereby blocking pain, but the effects of acupuncture can last for some months after the acupuncture needle has been removed, and nothing in the Gate Theory really explains this prolonged effect. Acupuncture is a valuable treatment in a variety of non-painful diseases and the Gate Theory makes no attempt to explain the mechanism of acupuncture in the treatment of these diseases.

Another theory frequently proposed for acupuncture is that it represents a type of counter-pain. If pain is created in one part of the body then pain experienced in another part of the body is not noticed. This is a valid experimental model for short term relief of relatively mild pain, but again it does not explain the long-lasting effects of acupuncture in some types of severe pain.

Endorphins
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