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MARK THOMAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARK THOMAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Acupuncture. Acupuncturist placing needles into a boy's hand as a treatment for migraines. Acupuncture has been used in Eastern medicine for thousands of years. It involves inserting needles into the body at points along energy lines known as meridians. In Western medicine it is thought that the needles stimulate the production of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers.
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