What Are the Side Effects to Acupuncture?

All over the world people use acupuncture therapy to help relieve pain and treat a number of conditions including depression, anxiety, gastrointestinal disorders and addictions. This ancient Chinese medicine technique involves the insertion of fine needle points along specific body points in the attempt to restore the natural flow of energy, or Qi, in the human body and achieve internal balance. Thought not fully embraced by the medical community due to a lack of scientific evidence, many people tout the benefits of acupuncture as a safe and affordable alternative to surgery and prescription medication.