Acupuncture is the insertion of fine, filiform needles into the body at various mapped out locations called. Acupuncture can be explained from a western medical standpoint as having influence on circulatory function modulating pain and inflammation, communicating with the central nervous system via the periphery of the body and so on, or through the paradigm of Chinese medicine as having a regulatory effect on the flow of (function or energy) and blood flow in the body and removing obstructions in the meridians or functional pathways.
Regardless of the lens we use to explain or understand the effects of acupuncture, it has shown through thousands of years of practical application and experience and half a century or so of scientific research to have a definite therapeutic effect on the body… and surprisingly, more often than not, feels SO good!!!
Following, are a few informative links about how acupuncture works