The word acupuncture is made up of two words “acu” means sharp and “puncture ” means pricking. Hence the literal meaning of acupuncture is sharp pricking. Acupuncture is one of the component of Traditional Chinese Medicine which has been practiced in china for thousand of years and has spread throughout the world in short duration. The spreading of acupuncture is mostly due to its efficiency and availability for treating the disease.
Although acupuncture shows good result for treating many kinds of disease, most of the people fear more of needles than that of the benefits of acupuncture. In fact, the needles used in acupuncture are very thin. In fact, they are 14 times thin than that of standard blood drawing needles. So, now you can think when you are drawing the blood next time during your doctor visit.