Acupuncture is a system based on helping your body to heal itself and works by stimulating your own internal resources. This is the reason why acupuncture has been shown to be useful for such a long list of health complaints.
The effects of acupuncture can be categorised into 3 types:
1. Relieve acute/chronic pain (analgesic effects)
2. Regulate body functions (regulatory effects)
3. Facilitate the healing process (rehabilitory effects)