Acupuncture/Eastern Medicine

Acupuncture/Eastern Medicine

There are a diverse range of acupuncture theories based on different philosophies, and techniques vary depending on the country, while state practice acts in the US often define acupuncture as the stimulation of certain points on or near the surface of the human body by the insertion of needles to prevent or modify the perception of pain, to normalize physiological functions, or to treat certain diseases or dysfunctions of the body. Acupuncture is generally used only in combination with other forms of treatment.