Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most widely adopted healing practices in the East. The treatment originated in China more than 4000 years ago. It involves the insertion of fine needles into the skin at various points of the body. The needles are subsequently manipulated by hand or by electrical stimulation to regulate various internal systems. Acupuncture has been used to treat a wide range of medical conditions, including eczema, headaches, asthma, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, constipation, waist and back pain, high blood pressure, allergies, insomnia and digestive disorders.