Acupuncture Definition

Acupuncture is an alternative medical technique that involves the insertion of hair-thin metallic needles at specific points on the body in an attempt to relieve tension and pain.

Traditional Western medicine reasons that acupuncture works by releasing pain-relieving chemicals in the brain that stimulate the central nervous system to produce increased sensation, relaxation, and energy. Acupuncture is thought to help with a variety of health problems, including pain.