Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine that dates back thousands of years. In fact, it originated in China where soldiers suffering from psychic and physical wounds would receive treatment that consisted of strategically placing small needles in areas that would help alleviate the suffering. Many people think of needles and imagine acupuncture to be painful, but it is actually quite the opposite and it can be quite effective. Acupuncture treatment is now offered across the world and many people tout its healing powers for a wide variety of ailments – from chronic pain to disease. Here are five common conditions treated with acupuncture.