Acupuncturists provide alternative hands-on therapy to relieve discomfort associated with certain painful conditions. Acupuncture may stimulate the release of endorphins through the insertion of thin needles at specific anatomical points (acupuncture points). Acupuncturists may also use other stimulation techniques such as acupressure to control pain.
Canadian Contemporary Acupuncture Association
Acupuncture Overview, Mayo Clinic
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health