Acupuncture is the insertion of fine, sterilized, single use needles under the skin at specific points determined by diagnosis. Diagnosis is done by interview, pulse palpation, observation of the tongue & other physical structures. It has been used for 2,500 years to heal many kinds of health issues, as well as prevent them. It is relatively painless, though may feel tingly, warm or heavy. It uses external channels that connect to the internal organs you are familiar with to dramatically change disease processes. Side effects include better sleep, reduced inflammation, and pain reduction. Research continues to find ways in which acupuncture can benefit the body!