Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years and is used by millions of people around the world. Acupuncture works by stimulating the body's ability to heal itself. Human beings have an innate capacity to heal when the body is supported. For instance, when one gets a cut the body knows exactly what to do to repair itself. Acupuncture stimulates the immune, endocrine, nervous and other systems of the body to optimize a person's own healing ability. In this way acupuncture can both work by itself and in conjunction with other medical treatments.
Numerous research studies have shown that acupuncture is effective. Here are a few: