Acupuncture: How Does it Work? Recent Developments in science have determined that human beings are complex bioelectric systems. Remarkably, this understanding has been the foundation of acupuncture practice for several thousand years. Acupuncture is the insertion of a fine, sterile, metal filiform needle into specific points of the body. These needles are about as thick as a strand of hair, and insertion is usually painless.

Energy circulates throughout the body along well-defined pathways. If this energy circulation is disrupted, the result can be pain or illness. Acupuncture points are stimulated to balance the circulation of energy, which influences the health of the entire being and promotes the body’s natural healing ability.

Most conditions can be corrected or improved without any side effects commonly caused by chemical drugs. As a comprehensive system of preventative health care, many people also rely on acupuncture for health maintenance.

Throughout it’s long history (some records indicate almost 7,000 years) acupuncture has established a solid reputation as a system of health that works.

Is Treatment Painful? Most people think of acupuncture needles in terms of western shots or blood draw needles. Nothing could be further from the truth about an acupuncture needle. Being only the width of a human hair, most people feel nothing at all, or describe it as a mosquito bite. We also use the finest needles in the world to ensure you have a painless experience.

Conditions Treated by Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine:


  • Acid Reflux
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Athletic Performance
  • Back Pain
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Headaches
  • Hot Flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Knee Pain
  • Migraines
  • Muscle and Joint Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Pain Management
  • Sciatica (Pain in buttocks into leg)
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress / Tension


Dr. Mark Jones


1000 Essington Rd.
Joliet, IL, 60435