Research has suggested that acupuncture triggers an activation of the gate control system and stimulates the release of neurochemicals in the central nervous system to provide pain relief (endorphis, monamines and cortisol). It further activates descending pain inhibiting pathways to prevent transmission of sensory impulses from the affective components of pain.
This effect has been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of a number of common ailments. Please contact me for more information, or look at these websites.

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