Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles through the skin at specific points on the body. There is no injection of any substance and the treatment itself causes minimal discomfort. Acupuncture is successfully used as an adjunct to conventional medical care or on its own when traditional medical therapy has failed.
This treatment method has its roots deeply planted in China. In fact, authorities agree the science is between 5,000 and 7,000 years old. Acupuncture did not become known on a national level in the US until 1970’s.