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Acupuncture for Scars, a Natural Approach for Healing

Updated: Apr 19


Acute Acupuncture 163 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington.
Before to the Left, After to the Right, Acupuncture for Scars, a Natural Approach for Healing

Acupuncture is a Natural Approach to Healing Scars. Scars can often be a source of discomfort and self-consciousness for many individuals. Whether they result from surgery, accidents, or acne, scars can significantly impact a person's self-esteem and overall well-being. While various treatment options are available, acupuncture has gained recognition as a natural approach to scar healing. This Blog Post will explore the effectiveness of acupuncture in the context of scars and scar healing, discussing its principles, potential benefits, and scientific evidence.



Understanding Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) technique that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points around the body. These insertion points are strategically placed along meridians - energy pathways (neuropathways) believed to influence the body’s overall health and well-being. Acupuncture's primary objective is to restore the flow of vital energy, or qi, within the body to promote healing and alleviate various ailments.



Acupuncture for Scar Healing: When applied to scar healing, acupuncture aims to stimulate circulation, reduce inflammation, and promote tissue repair. By targeting both local and distal acupoints, acupuncture helps restore balance in the body and enhance the healing process.



The Benefits of Acupuncture for Scars:

Improved blood circulation:

Acupuncture stimulates blood flow to the scar site, which enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients necessary for tissue regeneration and healing.

Reduction of inflammation:

Regulation of collagen production:

Pain management:


Scientific Evidence:

Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine

- A 2015 study published in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine showed that acupuncture improved scar outcomes, reduced pain, and improved movement in post-surgical knee scars.

Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine


Acupuncture offers a holistic and non-invasive approach to scar healing, with potential benefits including improved blood circulation, reduced inflammation, regulation of collagen production, and pain management. While some scientific studies support acupuncture's positive impact on scar healing, consulting a qualified and experienced acupuncturist is advisable. After treatments, one may feel relaxed, energized, and rejuvenated. Communicating with your practitioner about your experience is essential to ensure you receive the maximum benefits from these treatments. Click the button below and book a complementary 15-minute consultation at Acute Acupuncture, 163 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington. Let's discuss if acupuncture is the right thing for you. Thank you for taking the time to read this Blog Post. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and share this post with others. If you have any questions or concerns, check out Acute-Acupuncture Wellington Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), as we find this helps to answer most people's questions, and please leave a comment below.


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