Acupuncture: Does it hurt, what's it good for and how does it work?

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With thousands of years of practice and countless research trials proving the efficacy of acupuncture, is it a must addition to wellness routines. Come with a complaint, and stay for wellness tune-ups. From head to toe, acupuncture is proven for pain relief. It is effective for over 300 conditions including; anxiety, depression, insomnia, arthritis, digestive complaints, menopausal symptoms, PMS, infertility, stress management and fatigue. Acupuncture interacts with the connective tissue to send messages to the brain that alter brain chemistry. This includes increasing ACTH to reduce inflammation, increasing opiates to reduce pain, balancing hormone levels and altering gene expression. As you can see in the image below, acupuncture needles unlike syringes are hair like needles. They are not painful, in fact many people fall asleep during acupuncture treatments because they are so relaxing.