Acupuncture is a safe and effective form of treatment, wherein thin, needles are inserted at specific points below the skin. The basic notion in acupuncture is that every form of illness is caused by an energy imbalance in the human body. Needles are inserted at specific points on the body to rebalance this energy, which moves along twelve series of lines known as meridians. The needles used in acupuncture therapy are sterilized, stainless steel needles, disposable and utilized for one-time use only. It is believed that the needles form an external stimulus, leading to the release of endorphins which are known to be ‘natural painkillers’. This process initiates the self-healing process within the body.