Acupuncture is one of Chinese Medicine’s most well-known treatments. Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into nerve-rich areas of the body to encourage the body’s natural response to energy blockages there. Similar to the use of herbs, acupuncture is used to treat blockages of qi. These blockages of qi have significant physical implications. There is robust evidence for acupuncture’s efficacy in a range of medical ailments. It can be used to treat allergies, depression, insomnia, hypertension, chronic pain, menstrual cramps and PMS, and more. Although the idea of sticking needles into yourself might sound draconian, with acupuncture it actually produces a healthy calm. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀