Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and one of the main components of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves the insertion and stimulation of specific points of the body by using thin needles. The points used help to regulate the flow of energy (Qi) within energetic channels called meridians. Other modalities used along with traditional acupuncture include Cupping, Moxibustion and Tuina massage. Acupuncture is able to treat a wide range of conditions including allergies, insomnia, headaches, hormonal imbalance, digestive issues, reduction of chemotherapy side-effects and of course pain relief.