This ancient Chinese healing technique has become significantly mainstream in recent years. In acupuncture long, thin needles are inserted into meridians, or energy centers, just under the skin to not only stimulate the body’s qi, or energy flow, but to treat a number of medical ailments. Studies show acupuncture can help with addiction, allergies, fertility, gastrointestinal issues, headaches, insomnia, and more. Those who are a bit leery at the thought of needles shouldn’t let that fear stop them from receiving this holistic treatment. Acupuncture needles are extremely fine and flexible and administered just underneath the skin. While some might feel a slight tingling or dull sensation, many find the practice to be completely painless.