Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the body, by insertion of needles, which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions.
Acupuncture has the ability to stimulate the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain-relieving neurohormones. It affects the functioning of the hormonal system, promotes a decrease in inflammation, increased circulation and relief from pain.
Since the needles themselves are very fine (as thin as a hair), it makes them quite painless upon insertion. As such, most patients actually find the treatments relaxing.
Acupuncture can be used to treat people of all ages from children to seniors.