~ Allergies like hay fever and asthma
~ Paralysis after stroke
~ Urinary problems
~ Gynecological issues
~ Smoking problem
Though the actual mechanism of how the therapy works, is still not clearly understood, various theories have been proposed to explain its effectiveness. According to the Neurotransmitter Theory, it works by increasing the levels of certain neurotransmitters like Serotonin and Noradrenaline, whereas some put forth the Circulatory System Theory, according to which, the effects of the therapy are brought about by the release of vasodilators that facilitate blood flow. The Endorphin Theory explains weight loss by acupuncture. As per this theory, the therapy results in the release of endorphins in our body and has a calming and relaxing effect. Considering that, stress and frustration lead people to overeating, acupuncture is supposed to use the calming effect to control binging in individuals, thereby facilitating weight loss.
Due to lack of anatomical or histological evidences for the existence of acupuncture points, acupuncture and acupressure still haven’t been accepted as a scientific form of healing ailments by the medical fraternity. However, due to their effectiveness in curing ailments, these forms of traditional Chinese medicine are becoming popular all over the world.