A soothing therapy used to alleviate symptoms caused by a variety of ailments, from arthritis to migraines. Acupuncture has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is conducted by trained practitioners and is the insertion of needles into mapped “acupuncture points” on the body. Today’s needles are made of stainless steel with a diameter of approximately .01 to .02 inches. Laws regarding acupuncture vary from state to state. California and Hawaii have some of the most comprehensive laws and regulations regarding acupuncture.