This ancient Chinese healing technique has gained popularity in Western culture as a means to treat ailments. During this treatment long, thin needles are inserted into the body. Inserted into specific trigger points just under the skin, they stimulate the body’s qi, or energy flow, and also to treat a number of medical ailments. Studies show it can help with addiction, allergies, fertility, gastrointestinal issues, headaches, insomnia, and more. Needles used for this treatment are extremely fine and flexible and administered just underneath the skin. Some might feel a slight tingling or dull sensation.