Acupuncture is a unique therapeutic method involving the insertion of single use only, extremely thin steel acupuncture needles into acupoints along the meridians to prevent and treat a variety of ailments. Acupuncture is a safe and effective therapy for many ailments and is one of the oldest natural healing therapies, having been practiced for thousands of years since its development in China. Over the centuries, acupuncture has helped millions of people. The effectiveness of acupuncture has been recognized by the World Health Organization of the United Nations (WHO) with the identification of over 40 medical conditions that can be successfully treated with acupuncture.