How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture is an ancient medicine that originated in China at least 2,500 years ago. Acupuncture can be used to treat a broad range of health conditions, from pain to insomnia, and from allergies to menstrual cramps.
Acupuncture involves placing very small needles in specific points on your body. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) hold that there are as many as 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body, which are connected by 20 pathways called meridians. These meridians conduct energy, or Qi, between the surface of the body and its internal organs.