Acupuncture when used appropriately is a safe and effective treatment modality used to treat a range of conditions. Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific points of the body. The aim of acupuncture is to achieve pain relief via stimulation of the nervous system to produce the body's natural pain relieving chemicals such as endorphin, and potent musculoskeletal pain modulators such as enkephalins, and serotonin to promote well-being. Acupuncture also increases local blood flow to promote tissue healing.