Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that is used to treat pain and other health issues. Very thin steel needles are inserted into your skin at various "acupoints" by an acupuncturist. The needles cause your body to release natural chemicals to combat the ailment or symptom and rebalance your body's energy, or qi.

In acupuncture, tiny steel needles are put beneath the skin to stimulate particular locations on the body, such as the back, neck, head, and face. Acupuncture aims to alleviate a symptom or medical condition, such pain. Chinese traditional medicine is the source of this technique. For various cases, scientific research has verified its usefulness. Essentially, acupuncture is a complementary therapy. To aid with your health problems, you could require further medical treatments.

14 meridians can be used to identify all 361 acupoints:

Lung Meridian (LU).

Large Intestine Meridian (LI).

Stomach Meridian (ST).

Spleen Meridian (SP).

Heart Meridian (HT).

Small Intestine Meridian (SI).

Bladder Meridian (BL).

Kidney Meridian (KI).

Pericardium Meridian (PC).

Triple Energizer Meridian (TE).

Gall Bladder Meridian (GB).

Liver Meridian (LR).

Governor Vessel (GV).

Conception Vessel (CV).

Numerous medical conditions can be treated with acupuncture. People most frequently use it to treat chronic (long-term) pain, like:


Back pain, neck pain or muscle pain.

Headaches and migraines.

Knee pain.

Menstrual cramps.

Sports injuries.

Face pain and other nerve discomfort.

Other medical issues for which acupuncture may be beneficial are:

Cancer and cancer treatment side effects.

Immune system problems.


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Menopause and hot flashes.

Pregnancy discomforts.

Repetitive strain disorders and overuse syndrome.