Acupuncture literally stands for needle piercing, and involves the practice of slowly pushing very fine needles into the skin. The purpose of doing this is to invigorate specific anatomic pressure points in our body (called acupuncture points) to help alleviate a specific medical condition. Those who practice acupuncture also tend to use heat, pressure, massage, acupressure, friction, suction, or impulses of electromagnetic pulses to stimulate these points. These acupuncture points are stimulated to create a balance in the movement of energy in our body to invigorate and bring back health. Acupuncture involves a lot of invigoration techniques.