Acupuncture is a method by which special needles are inserted in specific points
along meridians in order to prevent and treat disease. These meridians have
associations to specific organ systems. Acupuncturists look at the whole body
as more than a sum total of its parts and view disease as an energy imbalance
with energy being excess or deficient in certain points and treating disease by
needling these points in order to restore this balance. Electrical differences
can actually be measured with a voltmeter applied to these points.