Acupuncture stimulates the release of the body’s own powerful painkillers (endorphins) and anti-inflammatories to be released during treatment and for sometime afterward causing an immediate reduction in pain levels. Acupuncture then triggers your natural healing processes to focus in on the cause of pain such as tense muscles, inflamed nerves and tissue, and impeded circulation, resulting in long term healing. These two effects will combine to provide you with both immediate pain relief and long-term pain relief as your condition improves. To achieve the best results treatments are given frequently at first, twice a week, then reduced as the intensity and frequency of pain diminishes.