“The effectiveness of acupuncture analgesia has already been established in controlled clinical studies. Acupuncture analgesia works better than a placebo for most kinds of pain, and its effective rate in the treatment of chronic pain is comparable with that of morphine” (1996, WHO Acupuncture review & report)
The effectiveness of Acupuncture for pain relief is widely known and demand for acupuncture is high due to its effectiveness and popularity.
Our body is made up of complex web of channels (aka Meridians) that is like a traffic road, which delivers goods (Blood & Qi) to each part of our body.
When the traffic is running smooth, your body is in balance but when there is an accident, the traffic piles up and your body notifies you by sending pain signals.
This blockage can be due to many causes, for example Qi stagnation, blood deficiency or stagnations and etc.
Acupuncture therefore release the blockage by diverting or tonifying or reducing the flow according to the condition.
Acupuncture literally means to puncture with a needle and it is often combined with cupping, moxibustion (burning of dried herbs on top of the needle) or electro-acupuncture to enhance the treatment effect.