Acupuncture - Definition

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Acupuncture is a branch-off of conventional medicine, of Chinese origin, both natural and empirical. Acupuncture works on the whole body and is based on the main principles of Asian medicine: yin and yang, the use of energy meridians, etc. This method consists of inserting metal needles under the skin, that are going to pierce the body at precise points to produce the desired affect on the organism and re-establish the body's energy balance. It has proven to be affective in preventing functional disorders or to fight against inflammatory pain, allergies, eczema, depression, and quitting smoking.