Acupuncture is a technique in which a very thin needle is inserted into the body in order to stimulate healing by increasing blood flow and reducing deep scar tissue in the affected area. Most people asks, 'does hurt'? The needles are very thin and hollow and most people are surprised by how little they feel. There is a growing body of research on the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment. Acupressure and cupping can also be done.