Acupuncture has a major effect on pain. We can see this through what it does within Gate Control Theory: it activates non-nociceptive receptors that inhibit the transmission of nociceptive signals in the dorsal horn, "gating out" painful stimuli.
Jargon!! What that means is acupuncture STOPS pain in its tracks at the spinal level. The signal coming from pain never reaches the Central Nervous System. Ergo, your brain doesn't receive the pain signal from your body & that equals no pain.
There are also a whole other host of events that occur when that acupuncture needle enters the body that encourage healing. But this above is one explanation that proves how effective acupuncture treatment is in curing &/or managing acute & chronic pain.
You can live pain free safely!!!!!!!!