Acupuncture points are generally seen as places where nerves, muscles, and connective tissue can be stimulated. The stimulation of these points will help to increase the blood flow and stimulates the body’s immune and healing system. This immune and circulation system stimulation helps to relieve migraines and tension headaches.
Instead of needles, other forms of stimulation are sometimes used over the acupuncture points, including:
- Heat (moxibustion)
- Pressure (acupressure)
- Suction (cupping)
- Impulses of electromagnetic energy.