From a Western Medical standpoint, we are only just finding out how acupuncture works. More and more research is being done showing the effectiveness of this healing modality. Presently, the World Health Organization supports the use of acupuncture for close to 60 health conditions.
We do know that acupuncture increases endorphin flow in the body which reduces pain and eases feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression. Additionally, it decreases cortisol levels, the trigger hormone to weight gain, lowered immunity, adrenal fatigue, heart disease, and inflammation. Inflammation in the body is now considered to be responsible for the majority of popular “Western” diseases.