Acupuncture, laser therapy, and medical massage are all extremely effective adjunct treatments for many common ailments.
While I advocate for a balanced approach that uses multiple strategies, acupuncture, laser, and medical massage benefit most patients.
Side effects are rare, mild, and temporary.
All of these modalities stimulate the body to heal itself, release its own natural pain killers, and reduce inflammation. Not only do these modalities have low side effects, they can also allow us to lower the side effects of pain, anti-itch, and/or anxiety medications.
If you are interested in reading more about how acupuncture works from a modern evidence-based medical perspective, here are some links: