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The Happiness Effect of Acupuncture: Unveiling the Ancient Art's Positive Impact

Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese practice that has gained immense popularity in recent years. While its effectiveness in alleviating pain and promoting overall well-being is widely acknowledged, a lesser-known benefit of acupuncture is its ability to induce happiness. In this article, we talk about the fascinating connection between acupuncture and happiness, shedding light on the underlying mechanisms and scientific evidence supporting this claim. Balancing Energy Flow: Acupuncture is rooted in the belief that our bodies possess a vital life force known as Qi (pronounced "chee"). According to traditional Chinese medicine, imbalances or blockages in the flow of Qi can lead to physical and emotional ailments. Acupuncture aims to restore balance by stimulating specific acupuncture points along the body's meridians, thus harmonizing the flow of energy. By promoting this balance, acupuncture sets the stage for a happier emotional state. Regulation of Neurotransmitters: Scienti

How to let it go? emotional release with acupuncture

Emotion and the brain The limbic system is a complex set of brain structures just beneath the medial temporal lobe of the cerebrum. It includes the hypothalamus, the hippocampus, the amygdala, and several other nearby areas. This part of the brain supports emotion, behaviour, motivation and memory. Amygdalal is the key emotion center. There are 6 basic emotinos including happiness, anger, sadness, fear, surprise, and disgust. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning and functional MRI studies have shown that some emotions are more likely to be associated with different regions of limbic system activity than other emotions. Happiness is related to the right frontal cortex, the precuneus, the left amygdala, and the left insula. Fear is linked to the bilateral amygdala, the hypothalamus and areas of the left frontal cortex. Sadness is associated with increased activity of the right occipital lobe, the left insula, the left thalamus the amygdala and the hippocampus which is strongly lin