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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an alternative medicine technique that involves the insertion of small needles at particular points into one’s body  in order to promote local tissue effects (analgesia, reducing swelling) as well as reducing pain, reducing trigger points, decreasing sympathetic system activity.  Acupuncture has a calming effect and helps one’s overall well-bring.  With the use of acupuncture in certain points of the body, the nervous system is stimulated to release chemicals in the brain, spinal cord and muscles.  These chemicals change the experience of pain, or trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones to regulate the body’s own regulating system.