Acupuncture Definition PhotoAcupuncture first emerged in China thousands of years ago and was further introduced in other eastern countries. This remarkable technique to maintain and restore a person’s health and vitality is becoming more and more popular also in the West. Very fine, sterile, highly quality needles are administered into acupuncture points around the body; these are gently stimulated to induce a slight sensation but not a pain. At the initial consultation you can expect to discuss your current health as well as medical history. Questions about your diet, life-style, emotional and physical state are very common. Feel for the quality of pulses on both wrists and tongue observations are both essential parts of every session.