This involves the insertion of very fine disposable sterilised needles into the body surface at strategic points. The practitioner will usually leave the needles in place for about 30 to 40 minutes.
In general, acupuncture is more responsive to pain conditions, such as muscular-skeletal pain, arthritis, migraine, etc.
As with much western medicine, the science of acupuncture is not clearly understood. But it works, and many generations of specialists have refined and perfected the techniques.