Contemporary Medical Acupuncture can be an effective and simple treatment based on current concepts of neurophysiology (study of the nervous system), neuroanatomy (brain function), and pathophysiology (change of a person’s mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions). The foundation of this approach is the insertion of solid needles and use of electrical stimulation. Acupuncture stimulates the body to produce its own pain relieving chemicals called endorphins. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities. Acupuncture can be very effective in treating a variety of painful disorders, both acute and chronic. It is very often used as an effective addition to the following treatments: physiotherapy, massage therapy or chiropractic. The use of Medical Acupuncture can help minimize pain in a wide range of problems, which can include: headaches, neck pain, shoulder problems, elbow and wrist pain, arthritis of the hip, knee and low back as well as any type of muscle or joint related injury.