Acupuncture involves the insertion of solid needles which are as thin as a human hair into points on the body with a "reputation" for creating certain healing effects.
Beyond the possible feeling of an initial sensation, it is painless and most find it very relaxing.
The needles are retained for 20-30 minutes depending on the treatment.
Acupuncture acts by stimulating the body to release biochemical mediators like endorphins that create balance and homeostasis.
Benefits of acupuncture include reduced stress, relief from pain and headache, improved immunity, enhanced mental clarity, improved energy, better digestion, allergy relief, and diminished anxiety.
Acupuncture can be used for wellness optimization, digestive issues, headaches, anxiety, menstrual issues, depression, pain, hormone balance, fatigue, autonomic nervous system balance, stress, insomnia, and sleep issues.