What is acupuncture ?
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese healing practice that has been used for centuries in many countries. Unlike most Western practitioners, many Eastern practitioners see the acupuncture points on the body as places to stimulate various parts of the body, specifically, the muscles, glands and connective tissue. While some traditional belief maintains that acupuncture is an effective form of pain relief, others suggest that it may also be a form of dangerous drug abuse. As such, it has gained considerable criticism for its effectiveness. How does acupuncture work for pain?