Acupuncture is a medical technique in which surgical grade stainless steel needles are
inserted into the skin and underlying tissues by a qualified practitioner. These sterilized one-use needles are inserted at precise points along 12 meridians (pathways) in the body, through which the vital life force (qi) is believed to flow.  Acupuncture has been found to relieve pain, alleviate muscle strain and decrease inflammation.