Acupuncture is a method by which single use, sterilized needles are inserted into specific points throughout the body. This stimulates the body to produce its own pain relievers (endorphins) to block the pain pathways to the brain. This results in pain relief, general relaxation of the involved muscle groups, and improved tissue healing. Acupuncture an effective adjunctive treatment for rotator cuff injuries, back pain, headaches, frozen shoulder, muscle spasms, arthritis and many other acute and chronic pain syndromes.