Acupuncture is a system of healing and pain relief through the insertion of small needles in strategically located points on the body. Needling these pressure points relieves inflammation and constraint, while improving the flow of blood and energy in nearby tissues and throughout the whole body. This can help your body function better (improved sleep, digestion, clarity of thought, higher energy, and much more), and helps to eliminate pain, either acute or chronic.
Acupuncture needles are many times smaller than conventional needles that are used in vaccinations and blood drawing. Most acupuncture needles are not felt when being inserted, and are many times less painful than standard needles. Acupuncture is praised within the medical community for having virtually no side effects and offering a safe and gentle therapeutic method in healing the body.