Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body.

Acupuncture is a treatment approach that originated from traditional Chinese medicine. The technique entails inserting needles in areas of the body where discomfort and pain is experienced as well as other regions that may be responsible for the pain. The pattern in which the needles are strategically placed leads to the reduction of pain, stiffness, muscle spasms, and inflammation.