Acupuncture, which include electro-acupuncture, cupping and gua sha (a form of scraping massage using a jade tool), is very effective in interrupting pain and inflammation associated with acute or chronic pain.  Acupuncture acts on the brain’s opioid (pain relief) system and endocannabinoid (anti-inflammatory) system, releasing endorphins and adenosine and provoking a feeling of euphoria that gives patients respite from the debilitating effects of pain that patients refer to as acu-phoria.

When combined with supplements and herbal therapies, acupuncture offer beneficial alternatives to potentially addictive prescription medications.  If you or someone you know is struggling with acute or chronic pain, acupuncture can be your solution.