What are the advantages of acupuncture for pain management?

Modern scientific studies show that stimulation of acupoints enhances the production of certain chemicals and hormones in the body, such as endorphins, the natural pain-blocking chemicals. Therefore, acupuncture is a natural, drug-free way to minimize pain. It would not develop a tolerance, or the need for an increased dosage to achieve the same required effect. In addition, acupuncture allows the practitioner to immediately examine a patient’s response to the treatment and adjust it accordingly.