Since I started my journey learning acupuncture, many people have asked me, “Does acupuncture really work?” Back then, I used to only give a strictly scientific explanation. In brief, there are plenty of research studies that show acupuncture changes blood flow, nerve conduction, and hormone balance in the body. When you stimulate an acupoint it stimulates the hypothalamic-pituitary- adrenal axis, or in short it helps to regulate all bodily processes. It works locally to bring blood and oxygen to injured tissues and release tight musculature. It also works with the central nervous system to block pain signals. These days, my answer is a bit more simple. Today, I’m going to tell you how I know acupuncture works by sharing a powerful experience I had more than 4 years ago.