From how to find the right practitioner to which of the "Five Element" types you areall the basics of this widely accepted yet little understood therapy Acupuncture is one of the most popular complementary therapies available to the general public, and yet many know little about it, what it can be used for, and how it works. This guide explains how acupuncture works and what it feels like to have treatment. It discusses how acupuncture helps to balance energy and strengthen immune systems and how it can successfully treat a wide variety of ailments, from panic attacks and hot flashes to asthma, joint pains, and the common cold. Also explained is how acupuncture can be used safely and effectively to treat pregnant women, children, and animals. Self-help information and questionnaires are also included to enable readers to discover more about their own Chinese medicine diagnoses.