Asian medicine includes Asian herbology, Asian bodywork, auricular therapy (stimulation of points on the ear), acupressure (pressure-point therapy), and acupuncture.
The latter entails the gentle insertion of very fine needles (each thinner than the width of a human hair!) at specific points on the body. This process stimulates movement of energy within the body, allowing natural healing to take place. Acupuncture practitioners are trained to select these points, based on over 3,000 years of experience in the Orient.