Acupuncture is an ancient therapy that has stood the test of time for its ability to treat many types of conditions and disorders. At its most basic, it involves the insertion of very thin, single use, pre-sterilized stainless steel needles through the skin.
This process stimulates local changes such as increased circulation and altered chemical messaging that reduces pain, decreases swelling, and stimulates healing. As local nerves are activated regularly with acupuncture, the treatments can promote the enhanced production of the body’s natural painkillers, the endorphins, to create longer periods of pain relief. Side effects are minimal to none, making it a natural choice for health care providers.