Acupuncture is one of the oldest therapies known to humanity,
having been in use for well over two thousand years.
Acupuncture is the insertion of needles into the skin to treat a illness.
It is to flow through a system of channels, or meridians,
and disruption of that flow will manifest itself as disease in those
parts of the body supplied by the affected meridian.
The aim of acupuncture, which consists of inserting needles at
various well-defined points lying along the meridians,
is to restore balance to the energy flow and thus return
the associated part to its normal function.