As per the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture website, acupuncture is defined as "a system of diagnosis and treatment based on a comprehensive Chinese theory of energy balance. The treatment involves insertion of small, sterile needles into precise anatomical sites in the body to produce therapeutic effects." The benefits of acupuncture are wide-ranging and profound. Through a chiropractic scope of treatment, acupuncture calms the nervous system, speeds up healing, and corrects musculoskeletal system dysfunction. As per McMaster's website, acupuncture is also described as being a useful adjunct treatment to be included in a comprehensive health management program for a host of other conditions, such as: nausea, vertigo, scar rehabilitation (including c-section and post-operative scars), headaches, low back pain, menstrual cramps, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and so much more.