Acupuncture is a traditional method which uses needles and is based on a philosophical model that aims at an energy rebalancing. Acupuncture works by generating an analgesic effect, in particular by stimulating the release of endorphins, and by promoting a better modulation of parasympathetic and sympathetic systems. Acupuncture can help reduce stress and pain, as complement to interventions that treat the pathological condition.

Acupuncture is a therapeutic system whose origins lie in Chinese tradition. Acupuncture consists of stimulating areas of the epidermis (the "acupuncture points"). The techniques used to stimulate acupuncture points are carried out using various means: needles most often, but also other physical means (mechanical, electrical, thermal).