Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), it is one of the oldest, most commonly used systems of healing in the world. It is method of insertion of fine needles into specific points of the body called acupoints. There are 364 classical acupoints on the human body and are located on Fourteen meridians (energy channels). Each point has a different effect on the Qi (subtle energy) that passes through it. Acupuncture is believed restoring health to the mind and body by keeping the balance between yin and yang (negative & positive force). Acupuncture works on physical, mental and emotional level. Acupuncture treatment can be used to relieve pain, strengthen the immune system, Balance, harmonize, and integrate functions of the organs with each other.
As Acupuncture treats the whole person, it has something to offer almost every condition, acupuncture focuses primarily on the person, and secondarily on the illness. Acupuncture needles are single-use, disposable and pre-sterilised in individual packaging they are often supplied in guide-tubes for easy insertion, with no risk of anything touching the needle during the process. Acupuncture treatment is safe unlike many drugs, it is non-toxic, and adverse reactions are minimal this is probably one of the chief reasons why acupuncture is so popular in the treatment of chronic pain in many countries, acupuncture is comparable with morphine preparations in its effectiveness against chronic pain, but without the adverse effects of morphine.