Acupuncture can be extremely helpful in optimizing surgical results when performed both pre and post operatively.  Acupuncture quiets the sympathetic nervous system (‘fight or flight’ mode) and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (‘rest and digest’ mode) which allows the body’s natural healing response to turn on. Once the parasympathetic nervous system is activated, inflammatory markers go down and the body has increased blood flow and ability to regenerate tissue cells for faster healing.