Acupuncture is an aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which focuses on body function, and the regulation of energy flow through the body. It uses extremely thin needles (so thin they are rarely barely felt by the patient) on specific acupuncture points to facilitate healing in the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine views disruptions to this energy flow, or imbalances, as the cause of disease.
Acupuncture stimulates a specific point on the body resulting in local changes, along with internal organ and immune system responses. This technique aims to restore imbalances in body energy flow.