Acupuncture is another form of medical treatment that uses fine needles. The acupuncture is being performed by the manipulation and insertion of the needles to the body. This treatment is said to be helpful in relieving pain on our body, promotes general health, and treats different diseases.

The acupuncture was first developed in China as it was the first one which has a record in doing thing treatment. From China, it spreads to Vietnam, Korea, and through the East Asia.

A needle used in acupuncture treatment is typically made from stainless steel and it measures about 15 to 130 in length and 0.15 to 0.45 in diameter. These needles are assured to be clean and sterilized so that it will not cause any infection when inserted on the body.

The main purpose of acupuncture is to target the vessels or veins in our body. This will help the blood to get in to the vessels easily and smoothly. Also, it helps the muscles to become more relax and also, the needs will target any negative substitutes within the muscles and other possible part of the body that can contribute to the process.

Clinical Practice

Today, every acupuncture session is initiated by taking first the client's pulse on its two arms and inspection of the tongue to earn a good indication on that is occurring inside the body of the client. The whole acupuncture session is changing from 15 minutes to two hours depending on the body part that is being treating by acupuncture. With regards to the payment, this year 2011 you will have to pay about $ 20 to $ 100 for every single session.


The acupuncturist is the one doing the entire treatment of acupuncture. He or she must be knowledgeable about the process so that the clients will not complain for any problems. The acupuncturist must be chosen wisely so that you will be assured for the best treatment. On the other hand, all of the acupuncturist are licensed and have a right to conduct the acupuncture. They also passed exams and trainings for acupuncture so that they are tested to be knowledgeable about the processes of acupuncture.

All in all, acupuncture is a good form of therapeutic treatment. It can help us to heal the pain that our body is suffering, it can heal our diseases, and it can promote a healthy body that everyone wants.