Switch to Main Site
Practice Name

Lawrence Teixeira DC, PA.

Social Media
Primary Location
817 Douglas Ave Ste 179
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Phone: 407-331-5050
Fax: 407-331-5189

Office Hours

Day
Monday6:30-12:002:00-5:00
Tuesday6:30-12:002:00-5:00
Wednesday6:30-12:00Closed
Thursday6:30-12:002:00-5:00
Friday6:30-12:00Closed
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
Main Content

How does Acupuncture Work?
acupuncture_web.jpg

Acupuncture influences function rather than structure.  Functional problems such as muscle spasm, joint pain or swelling, and the localized inflammatory response of soft tissue trauma (whether on an acute or chronic basis) can be readily influenced by acupuncture.  Acupuncture treatment often involves the use of the body's reflexes.  A reflex is an automatic response to a stimulus that cannot be consciously controlled.

For those in more "traditional" fields of medicine, looking at acupuncture from a "Western Perspective" becomes helpful in understanding why controlled stimulation of various acupuncture points works.  That's particularly true when those points coincide with commonly recognized trigger points.  If one considers the healing process as producing a controlled, sterile, and harmless trauma, the body's physiological defense mechanisms then respond in a desirable fashion (i.e. the "reflex" discussed above), such as increased production of endorphins, improved circulation, improved immune response, and thereby, decreased inflammation.  Practitioners of acupuncture in the traditional oriental fashion however, have an entirely different concept; that of meridians and bio-electrical energy (called "chi") flowing along those meridians, to explain why the procedure works.  In this instance, it becomes useful to think of the meridians as "rivers" and the acupuncture ponts as "gates or switches" by which the quality and quantity of this "energy" may be controlled or directed.  From the "Oriental Perspective", the issues are those of balance and harmony among the several meridians.


What Conditions can Acupuncture Treat?

See Conditions.

Online Forms

Lawrence Teixeira DC, PA. offers our patient form(s) online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.
Download Online Forms Here

Follow Us

Make an Appointment

We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Request an appointment today!

Request Now

Services

We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.

Read More

Contact

Lawrence Teixeira DC, PA.
817 Douglas Ave Ste 179
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Get Directions
 
  • Phone: 407-331-5050
  • Fax: 407-331-5189
  • Email Us

Office Hours

Day
Monday6:30-12:002:00-5:00
Tuesday6:30-12:002:00-5:00
Wednesday6:30-12:00Closed
Thursday6:30-12:002:00-5:00
Friday6:30-12:00Closed
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
Newsletter

Newsletter Sign Up










Community Content
Member Wellness