How does it work?

Acupuncture promotes blood flow. Acupuncture moves blood, which contains oxygen, nutrients, immune substances, hormones, and natural pain-killers.

Acupuncture reduces stress. Acupuncture stimulates the release of oxytocin, which regulates the parasympathetic nervous system to promote restoration and healing.

Acupuncture stimulates the body’s built-in healing mechanisms. Acupuncture stimulates the body’s ability to restore homeostasis.

Acupuncture releases natural painkillers. Acupuncture signals to release natural painkillers such as endorphins, norepinephrine and enkephalin, more powerful than morphine.

Acupuncture relaxes shortened muscles. Acupuncture releases pressure on joint structures and nerves, to reduce pain, promote blood flow and stimulate healing.


Clinical studies have observed several physiological effects of acupuncture, including increased circulation, decreased inflammation, relief from pain, relief of muscle spasms, and increased T-cell count, which stimulates the immune system. This is why acupuncture works well for so many things from pain to inflammation, immune system regulation, to women’s health and fertility, as well as anxiety and depression.

The stimulus from acupuncture needling creates a cascade of signalling throughout the connective tissue (fascia) involving blood, nerves and immune system.