Acupuncture is a traditional healing technique which originated in China almost 3000 years ago. Back in 1997, the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. certified acupuncture as a safe and effective treatment option for alleviating a wide range of conditions. Today the body acupuncture treatment is covered by numerous insurance policies all across the world and is known to be useful for treating body ache. Your acupuncture therapist would use acupuncture needles to improve the functioning of the body and promote the innate ability of an individual to heal from within. It is done by stimulating particular anatomic sites in the body which are referred to as acupoints or acupressure points. The fine and sterile acupuncture needles are inserted deep into the skin by a trained acupuncture therapist and he or she may also choose to apply heat, pressure or even electrical stimulation to enhance the impacts of the body acupuncture treatment. You may be prescribed acupuncture treatment for body pain and even weight loss. The acupuncture for weight loss is often performed along with moxibustion, heat therapy, manual massaging, cupping and also administering some herbs which can stimulate the weight loss process. There have been numerous researches conducted all across the world that has proven and explained how acupuncture helps to relieve pain and how it impacts the central nervous system, immune system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system and also the digestive system to impart a sense of well-being.