Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine. It is used most commonly for pain relief, though it is also used to treat a wide range of conditions. The majority of people who seek out acupuncture do so for musculoskeletal problems, including low back pain, shoulder stiffness, and knee pain.

L’acupuncture ou acuponcture [1] (du latin médical du XVII e siècle « acupunctura » formé de acus, « aiguille » et punctura, « piqûre ») est un système thérapeutique dont les origines historiques sont très liées avec la tradition médicale chinoise.

Auriculotherapy (also auricular therapy, ear acupuncture, and auriculoacupuncture) is a form of alternative medicine based on the idea that the ear is a micro system, which reflects the entire body, represented on the auricle, the outer portion of the ear.

Bibliografía. Aung, SKH; Chen WPD (2007). Clinical Introduction to Medical Acupuncture.Thieme Medical Publishers. ISBN 9781588902214.; Barnes, LL (2005). Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts: China, Healing, and the West to 1848.