Acupuncture originated in China more than 2000 years ago making it one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world. It is an effective treatment for many conditions and is recognized by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Acupuncture can be safely combined with chiropractic treatment.
Acupuncture is perhaps best known for its efficiency in relieving pain. Modern medical research attributes this in part to acupuncture's power to increase the body's level of endorphin in the bloodstream. This stimulates the body to produce its own morphine-like substance to alleviate pain. The needles are extremely fine, so when inserted you will feel very little.