Acupuncture is the practice of inserting very thin needles into specific anatomical sites in order to achieve a physiological effect on the body. The twisting of the needles creates a bundle of collagen under the skin that persists for 36 hours.
This gentle stretch is felt by the nervous system leading to changes in body chemicals and blood supply. The effect is a reduction in stress, decrease in inflammation, improvement in nerve function, and improvement in blood supply to muscles, joints, and organs. Acupuncture can be helpful in managing arthritis, nerve damage, seizures, and organ dysfunction.