Did you know that acupuncture could increase your coordination? Your cerebellum, located at the back of your brain, integrates your sensory perception and muscle control. Professional athletes typically have high-functioning cerebellums. If damage occurs to the cerebellum, possibly through stroke, multiple sclerosis, infection or disease, loss of muscle coordination (ataxia) results. A person may experience ataxia as difficulty in walking, poor balance, difficulty in distance perception, tendency to fall, difficulty in sports performance and/or slurring of speech.
Medical practitioners used to think that nerve cells didn’t regenerate or replace themselves. Now they know that nerve cells can regenerate and heal. Acupuncture facilitates this healing. Very specific trigger points restore circulation and allow the body to heal and replace the neurons that are essential in maintaining sensory perception and muscle control.