Acupuncture is a Chinese Medical treatment that has developed over the course of thousands of years. It has adapted to meet the needs of varying populations over time. Along with the other 'branches' of Chinese Medicine it was all that was available to millions of people to heal sickness and disease for many years . Acupuncture is able to treat pain, injury, sickness, emotional and psychological issues, and much more because of the past need for it to meet the needs of so many people with no other medical options.
Acupuncture involves inserting small needles into the body at specific sites that encourage balance and health to become the predominate state of being in a person. Nerves and blood vessels traveling throughout and connecting the body illustrate the way that placing needles in one area of the body can cause a response in another part of the body. There are many scientific and philosophical theories about the way acupuncture works. Some Western theories include endorphin release, stimulation of brain areas via nerve pathways, stimulation of hormone and neurotransmitter release, and increased circulation to injury sites.