The easiest way to explain it is that acupuncture points stimulate your nervous system to tell your brain to heal certain areas. MRIs have shown that certain acupuncture points stimulate very specific areas of the brain. We gently place very thin needles in specific places. This allows the body to relax and self-regulate. Acupuncture activates the body’s natural healing mechanisms and triggers the same responses that would be activated after any illness or injury.