Acupuncture is a traditional Eastern therapeutic technique involving the practice of inserting very fine needles into precise points on the skin to promote health and alleviate pain. The points and the methods used with the needles are very particular to the ailment.
Acupuncture has been used for over thousands of years and is centered around Chinese philosophy of balance and harmony within the individual. With the rise of modern science, scientists are struggling to explain acupuncture through scientific means. Although scientists cannot agree on a single theory, it is apparent that acupuncture, and related alternative forms of medicine, work.
What Makes Acupuncture Special
Acupuncture does not resort to the pills and drugs of Western Medicine. Also unlike Western medicine, acupuncture strives to target the source of the problem rather than relieve the symptoms as Western drugs often do. It is a form of alternative medicine that has growing popularity in the West and growing interest in the field of science.