Acupuncture (Needling therapy)
Acupuncture is a treatment that uses very thin steel needles inserted into the skin to stimulate specific points in the body. The goal is to relieve a health condition or symptom, such as pain. The practice comes from traditional Chinese medicine. Scientific studies have confirmed its effectiveness for some conditions.
Acupuncture can treat many types of health issues. Most often, people use it to relieve chronic (long-term) pain, such as:
Back pain, neck pain or muscle pain.
Headaches and migraines.
Other conditions acupuncture may help include:
Cancer and cancer treatment side effects.
Face pain and other nerve discomforts.
Immune system problems.
Irritable bowel syndrome.
Menopause and hot flashes.
Repetitive strain disorders and overuse syndrome.