Acupuncture is a very effective treatment for many conditions, acute or chronic, and often works in cases where other treatment methods have failed. It can be used for a variety of purposes, including addictions, headaches, and most commonly for pain control.

acupuncture-manWhen inserted into specific areas of the body, acupuncture needles promote circulation and release natural pain relievers called endorphins which help to calm and to promote relaxation. They also send signals to the brain via nerve fibers which travel more quickly than pain fibers, allowing the brain to process the signal from the treatment and stave off pain. In addition, when muscles are in spasm due to knots or trigger points which are too tender to treat with other methods, acupuncture can provide a more gradual and painless release of these areas.

Acupuncture needles are very thin, as opposed to needles commonly used to draw blood, or give injections, which are hollow and large and painful when inserted into the skin. Most often, one will not even feel the needles when inserted, occasionally it will feel like a slight pinch and will go away as quickly as it is felt.