Complementary Health Approaches

Frequently Asked Questions

10. What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin needles through the skin. Researchers have investigated acupuncture for various kinds of pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea, and other symptoms.

(Watch the video to learn what happens during an acupuncture session. To enlarge the video, click the brackets in the lower right-hand corner. To reduce the video, press the Escape (Esc) button on your keyboard.)