Precise acupuncture stimuli block the transmission of pain signals at the spinal cord level from ever reaching the brain. In addition, various centers in the brain are stimulated to flood the body with mood-enhancing, pain-ameliorating and inflammation-inhibiting hormones. According to the latest findings, acupuncture promotes the regeneration of damaged tissues through immunological mechanisms. Expertly administered acupuncture is practically free of side effects. Each acupuncture session takes 20 minutes. A course of treatment involves between 6-15 sessions.