A type of TCM that inserts thin needles into the skin at specific points throughout the body at various depths.
When Qi is interrupted, Yin and Yang becomes imbalanced. As a result, illnesses, such as back, knee, and neck pain, appear. To get rid of such pains, needles are punctured into specific points in the body at specific depths. This will restore the flow of Qi and return the balance of Yin and Yang.
Acupuncture has many benefits, like improving the immune system, increasing the release of endorphins by stimulating the brain to turn on its pain suppressing mechanisms. Such mechanisms allow the muscles to heal faster.
Essentially, the pain signals travel through multiple checkpoints to reach to the brain. Acupuncture creates a local competing stimulus that helps to block the original pain signal.