How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncturists describe the placement of the needles as critical to correcting the flow of so-called “qi” or energy. American scientific research indicates that the needles seem to interact with either hormones, neurotransmitters or the immune system, or some combination of them. It is possible that acupuncture treatment may help to release pain-relieving endorphins.One of the benefits of acupuncture is that it is relatively cost-effective.
Furthermore, unlike prescription and over-the-counter medications, there really are no adverse side effects of acupuncture. Therefore, the risk of trying acupuncture is quite low.