Acupuncture is an age-old traditional Chinese medicine healing practice in which thin needles are placed at specific points in the body. It's primarily used to relieve pain but also has been used to treat other conditions. Some scientists believe that the needles cause the body to release endorphins, natural painkillers, and may boost blood flow and change brain activity.
Process of Acupuncture
Hair-thin needles are used during acupuncture. Most people claim just to experience minor discomfort while the needle is inserted. During the procedure, needles may be heated or exposed to a gentle electric current. Some claim that acupuncture gives them more energy, while others are at ease.