Acupuncture is a gentle and comfortable treatment that stimulates nerve-rich areas of the skin to encourage natural healing. Working both physically and energetically through the insertion of tiny needles (so thin they are virtually painless), Acupuncture is a natural alternative option to medication and surgery to address many health conditions for all ages. Acupuncture promotes energy through the body by alerting the immune system through the stimulation caused by the insertion of needles. That stimulation releases endorphins which the body uses to relieve pain naturally. Acupuncture is safe and effective for short term situations like sports injuries, cold/flu, pain or for more chronic conditions. Acupuncture affects the functioning of the hormonal system, promotes a decrease in inflammation, increases circulation and relief from pain.