After a car accident, our muscles and ligaments go into a state of alert. Because your body remembers trauma, the soft tissue often remains in this state. Even after minor accidents in which no serious injuries were sustained, you can still experience intense pain for months or years after the accident. Acupuncture, however, helps the central nervous system relax and eases your soft tissue back into its natural state. After an accident, Personal Injury Protection can cover your medical treatment, including acupuncture.