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Acupuncture is an ancient form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been around for over 5,000 years. It has the ability to stimulate the body’s natural healing properties. During an acupuncture treatment, very fine and one time use disposable sterile needles are inserted into specific points on the body for about 20-30 minutes. One may occasionally feel a slight pinch and/or pressure upon needle insertion, but the sensation diminishes very quickly and one should feel a deep relaxation during treatment.Research shows acupuncture stimulates the brain to release endorphins, other neurotransmitters, and chemicals into the bloodstream. These allow an analgesic effect and are very helpful in treating pain, inflammation, and other physical and psychological problems. Acupuncture is very safe and does not have any undesirable side effects.