The ancient art of acupuncture has been used for centuries to treat many conditions and relieve pain. It is now widely used to ease multiple pathologies from low back pain to nerve pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, menstrual cramps and more.
Traditional Chinese acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely fine needles into the skin at specific "acupoints", as a technique for balancing the flow of energy.
Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to
stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue relieving pain by
releasing endorphins and serotonin.