Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese medical practice of stimulating specific points on the body with needles in order to jump start the healing process. When the needles are inserted, a physiological response occurs, and the blockages along energetic pathways (or meridians) which are causing imbalance and illness begin to unblock. This allows for the smooth flow of energy and healing to occur, while balance and wellness are promoted within the body. One of the main things acupuncture can do for the body is to stimulate the autonomic nervous system, allowing for the release of endorphins which act as natural pain killers and anti-inflammatories. Therefore, people with chronic pain and illness often experience feelings of euphoria, intense relaxation and a general sense of well-being during and after their treatments. Acupuncture is giving your body the ability to heal itself without medications or invasive procedures. It is gentle, relaxing, and the most looked forward to time of day for many.