As the oldest continuously practiced medicine in the world, acupuncture utilizes the insertion of very fine, sterile needles to stimulate specific points on the body.This stimulation initiates a healing response with the goal of restoring and maintaining health.Highly effective and as natural as green tea, acupuncture has few complications or side effects when delivered properly by a qualified practitioner. Acupuncture is a costeffective, minimally invasive treatment method that has proven beneficial in the treatment of hundreds of diseases and illnesses. The World Health Organization acknowledges its efficacy in the treatment of over 100 conditions, and that list is ever expanding. From pain management to constitutional and internal issues, acupuncture can be a primary treatment and a complementary treatment to western medicine on a wide range of issues.Acupuncture has proven itself as a superior choice in the treatment of pain management. The ability of acupuncture to reduce pain has exceeded prescription pain killers without the risk of addiction.