Acupuncture is a system of complementary medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Acupuncture originated in ancient China and is now widely practiced in the West.
This form of treatment is a time-tested therapy focused on naturally promoting health and alleviating sickness by restoring the energetic balance of the body. The way that this is achieved is through the stimulation of very specific anatomical points, known as acupuncture points. In order to stimulate these points – very thin, hair-like, sterile needles are superficially inserted into the skin. Many studies have shown that acupuncture is effective at treating a wide range of conditions such as musculoskeletal issues, pain problems, digestive disorders, anxiety, addictions, and much more.