Acupuncture involves insertion of fine needles into the skin at specifically defined acupuncture points. Acupuncture is commonly used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal and non-muscuolskeletal issues from chronic pain to infertility. Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as the balancing of energy flow or chi. By inserting acupuncture needles along specific meridians (pathways) balance can be restored. Western practitioners explain the effects of acupuncture through the mechanical stimulation of nerves, muscles, and connective tissue. As well as activating the bodies’ natural healing and natural pain killing processes.