Classical acupuncture is a safe, therapeutic treatment developed in China thousands of years ago to naturally treat pain and encourage healing. With the advancement of modern studies in anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, modern acupuncture has evolved into a common treatment option used by many health professionals, such as physiotherapists. Acupuncture involves inserting very fine, sterile needles into certain points throughout the body based on the Chinese energy pathways. This stimulation encourages the body to release endorphins, our body's own pain relieving chemicals. Acupuncture has been effective in the treatment of a variety of painful disorders including neck and back pain, headaches, chronic pain, arthritis, sciatica, and muscle / tendon injuries.