What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the use of very thin needles to puncture your skin at specific points. Acupuncture is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine. It is used most often to treat pain. It is increasingly being used to improve overall health, stress management, and general wellness.

Traditional Chinese medicine describes acupuncture in terms of balancing energy flow. This is known as chi (chee), or chi (chee). It is believed that energy flows through your body’s pathways (meridians). Acupuncture practitioners believe that acupuncture can restore balance to your energy flow by inserting needles at specific points along these meridians.

Contrary to Western practitioners, Western practitioners see acupuncture points as places that stimulate nerves, muscles, and connective tissues. Some believe this stimulation increases your body’s natural painkillers.