Acupuncture is part of a 2000-year-old traditional medicine from China. It involves the insertion of extremely fine sterile needles into trigger points in the body. The needles are as thin as hair and nothing like a hypodermic needle-like what you see in a doctor’s surgery.
Acupuncture increases chemicals in the body that reduce pain and inflammation so can be used for aches pains and headaches.
It calms the nervous system and so is also used to treat stress, anxiety, and insomnia.