How does acupuncture work?

What are the Needles Doing?

This is the million dollar question. The answer is … there is no one answer, and it depends on who you ask. But, whether seen as a result of particular chemical/hormonal processes, the movement and directing of blood flow, vascular excitement, regulation of the central nervous system, connective tissue communication, ‘placebo’ effect, or the manifestation of qi, we do know that acupuncture works quite well for many ailments.