Everyone’s heard of acupuncture, but what exactly is it? What are the benefits, and how does it help? Does it hurt? And how much of it will you need? Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. It’s widely celebrated for its ability to restore and maintain health naturally through the stimulation of specific points on the body. Acupuncture is used worldwide both as a primary and complementary form of medical treatment. The most common conditions we treat with acupuncture include allergies, headaches, anxiety and depression, fertility, pain and muscle spasms anywhere in the body. The needles stimulate specific points in the body that activate the nervous system to release chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals influence the body’s own internal regulating system. But what about those needles? Many people are often surprised to see how thin and painless they really are. Our technique feels like nothing more than a mild pinch, and most patients feel so relaxed and comfortable that they fall asleep until their treatment is finished.