Acupuncture treats diseases by properly inserting thin stainless steel needles into appropriate points and then manipulating the needle either by hand or by using electrical stimulation. These points near the energy pathways are on the surface of the skin. Treatment aims to clear any obstructions blocking the energy flow and restore balance to the body. Today’s patients have an ever expanding variety of healthcare options. The lessening use of invasive modalities and integrated formula medicine has resulted in the increased popularity of complementary therapies such as acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine combined with skilled physical therapy.