Acupuncture is a method of treatment in which very thin needles are inserted into specific points on the body that are determined by the practitioners’ evaluation of your condition. Acupuncture works because the needles that are placed cause a release of hormones and chemicals in the body that help to balance your body’s condition.
Acupuncture treats a variety of conditions many times improving and sometimes completely alleviating the problem, and can be used with adults and children. Children under the age of 6 typically will receive acupressure rather than needle acupuncture. Below are a list of different types of problems that acupuncture can potentially improve or cure.