Acupuncture is among the best known of complementary and integrative therapies. This treatment method originated over 5,000 years ago in China and is practiced throughout the world. The practice of acupuncture consists of inserting fine, sterile, disposable needles into specific points along the body.
Acupuncture has been used to treat pain as well as respiratory, digestive, arthritis, musculoskeletal disorders, neurological, women’s health, hypertension, neuropathy, fertility, mental health, stress, anxiety, fatigue, asthma, headaches, insomnia, and mental health issues. To learn more about Acupuncture visit the Mayo Clinic website.