Utilizes a map of the body that was charted by doctors throughout the world over 4,000 years ago (evidence of parallel theories to Chinese medicine have been found on virtually every continent). This map of the body outlines different pathways with correlations to different systems and organs within the body. On each pathway there are different points that have been shown to serve different functions. These are the acupuncture points. An extremely thin, solid, stainless-steel needle (about 1/10 the size of a hypodermic needle) is inserted quickly into an acupuncture point. The needle is inserted to the appropriate depth depending on the patient and the area of the body it is inserted into. The practitioner then manipulates it according to the goal of treatment for a varied length of time to activate a person’s own healing response.