How Does Acupuncture Work, Even Without Needles?


How Does Acupuncture

Woman getting an acupuncture treatment in a spa

If I asked you to name some of the most famous books in the history of humankind, you may suggest “War and Peace,” “Tom Sawyer” or “To Kill a Mocking Bird.” It is highly unlikely that you would say, “The Yellow Emperor’s Class of Internal Medicine.”  But if you are suffering from pain – virtually any kind of pain – this one should be on the “to read” list.

It is one of the oldest texts. It is interesting and easy to read. And. . . here is the part that will catch your attention. . . it is about the benefits of acupuncture, how acupuncture works and how this remarkable therapy can provide the relief you are looking for from acute or chronic pain.

No one is quite certain of the exact origins of acupuncture but, over the centuries, it grew exponentially. Methods that work stand the test of time. Of course it had its ups and downs but in our modern world, 1949 was the year to remember. It was then that China officially sanctioned acupuncture and promoted its use to address a huge, rapidly growing population.  Chairman Mao was quoted as saying, “Let a thousand flowers flourish,” meaning, let acupuncture be abundantly available to the people.

Acupuncture Benefits a US President

In America, there is the famous story of acupuncture having its “big start” when President Richard Nixon travelled to China with Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger. While on the trip, a journalist who accompanied them named James Reston became ill and was taken to a hospital. Diagnosed with appendicitis, he was given acupuncture as pain treatment. The West opened its eyes to what is now a fairly common practice – acupuncture.

Scientists began to study it and patients began to experience the benefits. The World Health Organization listed it for the treatment of over 100 conditions ranging from nausea and migraines to pain in general.

How Does Acupuncture Work to Clear Your River of Pain

So how does this treatment actually work? The best way to illustrate it is the analogy of a river. When a river is flowing properly, the water is clean, clear, drinkable. The fish are swimming about and the bear and other assorted creatures use it as a water fountain.

When a log falls, the river stops flowing properly. Sections may become akin to a pool. Think of a pool of water and what do you notice? Stagnate water equates with algae, “pond scum” and other microorganism which make it undrinkable. Likewise, other body functions that rely on the river are also impacted.

When energy and blood are flowing properly in the body, all is right with the world. When there is a “blockage,” pain and/or illness may result.

The stimulation of this energy flow clears the blockages and allows the body to return to its natural, healthy state.

Think about it. When you have a bruise on your forearm, the black-purple-green coloration is a blockage of blood and energy. Aside from the multi-color formation, it is tender to the touch. The minute the blood and energy starts to return to its normal flow state, you feel better.

Whereas simple bruising typically heals on its own, other conditions and situations need some assistance. That is where the above notion of acupuncture comes into play.

Respected institutes such as the National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health agree. Per their site:

“Results from a number of studies suggest that acupuncture may help ease types of pain that are often chronic such as low-back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis/knee pain. It also may help reduce the frequency of tension headaches and prevent migraine headaches. Therefore, acupuncture appears to be a reasonable option for people with chronic pain to consider.”

Acupuncture Without Needles is Remarkably Effective

You know how effective acupuncture can be. But are there alternatives to the needles? After all, who wants to experience pain to relieve pain.

The answer is a resounding YES. Modern science has recognized the great benefits of acupuncture — and improved upon it. This is where Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS) comes into the mix.

Instead of having to lay still on the table for 30-45 minutes with needles sticking out here and there, now you can experience the benefits in comfort. MPS is a portable device which mirrors the effective of acupuncture. Instead of needles, a pen-like device emits a low voltage DC current to achieve the identical purpose. No acupuncture needles. No acupuncture needle insertion. Just topical stimulation of the exact same acupuncture points your health provider is using.

Acupuncture Benefits for Chronic Pain

Most importantly, research shows MPS to be as effective – or even more effective than the benefits of traditional acupuncture – as measured by increases in heart rate variability (HRV), a key factor in determining pain levels in the body.

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The most popular MPS therapy device is called the Dolphin Neurostim. The device is “intelligent” with the ability of locating the precise acupuncture point, then with the press of a button, the healing current is transmitted directly to the area. In fact, research published in the prestigious Medical Acupuncture journal confirms efficacy of MPS Therapy, with a 100% reduction in pain for a car crash victim.

You can get the treatment from a qualified MPS practitioner located in nearly every state in the country. Or you can choose to purchase one of the home units. Easy to use, safe and affordable, MPS home units can give you the benefits from the comfort of home, sweet home.

Pain relief with needle-free acupuncture is literally a few clicks away with a Dolphin Neurostim.



  1. Albert Cano January 29, 2018 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    When I was 16 my gung-fu teacher taught me Acupuncture with needles. I don’t have my license to buy them. I do believe in Acupressure and have used it on my family, for sciatic nerve, migraine and it works. I will try the pen and I know the points

  2. Kenneth Gladman March 22, 2017 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    I am a big believer in energy and energy flow within the body. I have never had the opportunity to try acupuncture for pain though. I think it would be very beneficial if you found the right doctor.

    • Gina November 26, 2017 at 12:02 am - Reply

      I tried acupuncture in ‘95 for a pinched nerve. I’ve yet to feel it again. Well worth it.

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