Acupuncture is a form of ancient Chinese medicine used to alleviate pain and promote overall health. Acupuncture uses painless, hair-thin needles that are carefully placed along "meridians" that run throughout the body.

Each meridian point has a specific meaning, and stimulating these regions can unblock or repair these channels with vital energy or chi. By reviving these meridians, an acupuncturist is able to restore balance and health to the patient.

If the thought of needles makes you a little queasy, have no fear. Today's acupuncturists also use lasers, magnets and electric pulses.