Acupuncture is a treatment that involves the insertion of super thin needles into key points on the body. The idea is to stimulate the powerful healing capacities that the human body has naturally. The human body will tend toward a state of balance where all the systems and parts work together in a state of harmony. It is thought that when all the systems are in harmony a human achieves optimal health.
The practice of acupuncture originated in China thousands of years ago. Over time the practice spread to different parts of the world. Today acupuncture is gaining popularity as a treatment for different kinds of pain. In the context of modern medical knowledge acupuncture is continuously being studied for its effectiveness in treating patients.