Acupuncture was not invented by the Chinese! Does that surprise you? The first acupuncture patient was a prehistoric man found frozen in a glacer on the border of Austria and Italy. His name is Otzi. He is the most well preserved mummy we have yet to find. Learn about him here.
Acupuncture is the art of placing small, rounded needles into specific points on the body. It has been around since before recorded history (as seen with Otzi.) Acupuncture promotes healing; manipulates blood flow, depolarizes nerves to block pain and stimulates the body to release stem cells into the blood stream.
(Scientific article can be found by clicking here)
Acupuncture is an incredible tool in maintaining health, it helps the body's natural ability to heal itself.
This is a great article on how acupuncture works, and some of the many health benefits it can offer. (click here)
Don't take my word for it - it's science!