A straight-up answer to the question: is acupuncture effective?

August 18, 2020 / Editor's picks

You may have heard of it, and you’ve definitely seen it (it’s the one with the needles): acupuncture is a treatment derived from Chinese medicine. The main goal of the treatment is to relieve physical and mental tension, through balancing qi (pronounced ‘chee’) in the body. It’s an oldie, but a goodie, as the ancient technique has been practiced over the centuries, and is still hugely popular today. Ready to give the needles a try? Here’s what’s involved, the benefits, and the answer to the question you’re all wondering: how much does it hurt?


By Rachel Spedding