Contrary to popular Western belief, Acupuncture is not just a system for inserting very fine needles into specific body locations to alleviate pain. So, what is Acupuncture, then? Acupuncture is a complete medical protocol focused on correcting imbalances of energy in the body. From its inception in China more than 2,500 years ago, Acupuncture has been used traditionally to prevent, diagnose and treat disease, as well as to improve general health. It is a safe and effective holistic medicine backed by more than two thousand years of practice and research. It is practiced worldwide both as a primary and adjunctive treatment for a wide range of conditions. Acupuncture can be used effectively with other bodywork therapies including Chiropractic manipulation, as well as nutrition intervention, and the use of herbs.