Acupuncture is an alternative healing method from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that uses targeted needle pricks to stimulate specific points on the body to treat physical and mental complaints. The acupuncture points are located along energy pathways (meridians) in the body, which, according to TCM teachings, transport Qi (life energy). By stimulating the acupuncture points, the Qi is supposed to be brought back into balance, which is supposed to promote healing. Acupuncture is used for a variety of conditions, such as pain, migraines, sleep disorders, depression and much more.