What is acupuncture and how does it help?

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an alternative procedure to modern medicine. Some people claim it works by balancing vital energy, while others believe it has a neurological effect. Acupuncture is used in almost all the fields of medicine and it is primarily used to reduce inflammation, pain and increase blood flow.

How does it help?

Acupuncture is a form of therapy that promotes natural healing of the body. The science and art of acupuncture involves insertion of needles into specific points along anatomical structures. Acupuncture reduces inflammation, increase blow flow and stimulate the nervous system to provide the appropriate response. Acupuncture is not painful but sometimes there is a sensation that might be felt in very tense areas.


Acupuncture is medical field and it is a science. It takes many years for the practioner to obtain a license to practice. Acupuncture treats conditions from all physical systems.