A popular form of complementary health care, acupuncture uses very fine, single use sterile needles to stimulate specific points of energy on the body. Evidence based research shows that acupuncture triggers the body's own healing response by releasing neurotransmitters such as endorphins and serotonin which help calm the nervous system and reduce pain and inflammation. Acupuncture also helps to increase circulation and stimulate blood flow. The emphasis of treatment is not only on the present symptoms but also your constitution as a whole. So as your symptoms improve, you may also notice an increased sense of wellbeing and equilibrium.