Acupuncture is the Chinese art of healing. It involves inserting fine, sterile, disposable needles into specific body parts. Acupuncture stimulates the body’s immune and healing systems. Acupuncture works by balancing vital energy and it has a neurological effect also. It makes the person feel energized and relaxed.
Instead of needles, other forms of stimulation are sometimes used over the acupuncture points, including:
• Heat (moxibustion)
• Pressure (acupressure)
• Suction (cupping)
• Impulses of electromagnetic energy