Ancient Chinese medical practitioners intuitively understood that the human body comes equipped with the ability to treat pain. Western medical studies have proven that acupuncture actually helps the body reduce pain and stress naturally.
The stimulation of certain points on the body prompts the release of endorphins, natural painkilling chemicals. Acupuncture also increases serotonin levels; serotonin interrupts pain signals before they are able to reach the brain while simultaneously improving mood and relieving stress. Acupuncture also assists in the healing process by improving the circulation of blood throughout the body.