Acupuncture has been around for 1000's of years. The Chinese have different explanations for how it works but what does science tell us. Inserting fine needles into your body stimulates a response from your brain. Your brain is able to release its own powerful 'opiod' painkillers.
Acupuncture needling stimulates what we scientists calldescending pain control through stimulation of the limbic system - the part of your brain considered to be the emotional centre - and another area called the VPAG which release natural opiods into your bloodstream.
Research shows that there is a cumulative effect to acupuncture - the more sessions you have the more opiod effects build up.
Less pain and more feel-good!