The ancient art of acupuncture has been used to treat many conditions and relieve pain, to ease everything from low back pain, to nerve pain, to headaches, fibromyalgia, and menstrual cramps — and more.
Acupuncture could help improve quality of life through its effective and sustained pain relief. Stimulating nerves located in muscles at specific “acupoints” with the application of fine needles may lead to the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killing chemicals. The expected result is a change in pain processing between the brain and spinal cord.
Acupuncture has demonstrated efficacy in reducing inflammation by promoting the release of vascular and increasing local microcirculation which support better joint movement and relief of muscle stiffness as well as aid the healing of swelling and bruising.