Acupuncture is a technique of inserting and manipulating fine filiform needles into specific points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic processes. According to traditional Chinese medical theory, acupuncture points are situated on meridians along which qi, the vital energy, flows.
Cupping provides significant healing benefits. This therapy is a form of alternative medicine that helps reduce pain and inflammation while increasing and improving blood flow, relaxation and well-being.
Just check out the 2016 Rio Olympics where many of the Athletes used this therapy between competitions.
How Acupuncture STOPs Pain
Acupuncture stimulates a body response that is thought to cause a release of neurochemicals including endorphins and enkephalins which are natural pain suppressors. Research has also shown that these neurochemicals are stronger then morphine.