Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin needles through the skin.
What’s the Bottom Line?
How much do we know about acupuncture?
There have been extensive studies conducted on acupuncture, especially for back and neck pain, osteoarthritis/knee pain, and headache.
What do we know about the effectiveness of acupuncture?
Research suggests that acupuncture can help manage certain pain conditions.
What do we know about the safety of acupuncture?
Acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by an experienced, well-trained practitioner using sterile needles.