Acupuncture is an ancient Eastern medicine technique of balancing energy in the body so that it can heal itself. Fine needles are inserted, painlessly, at certain points that correspond to the organs of the body. It is meant to cure disease and dysfunction, as well as relieve pain. Acupressure is a related practice that uses the fingers instead of needles, and Electro Acupuncture is a method that employs a low voltage current. Learn more about acupuncture.