Where are acupuncture needles placed?


Following an initial consultation, a point prescription is chosen to treat the condition. And the needles are inserted at an exact location within the skin, muscles.

General placement of needles:

Immediate area of the problem
Areas surrounding the problem

For example:

Low-back pain is treated by stimulating acupuncture points located in the lower back and in the legs. These points are chosen based on the condition being treated. It might be different for each patient.

Points in the body:

  • Front and back
  • Left and right side
  • Above and below waist

Benefits of Acupuncture:

  • Reduced Stress
  • Reduced Body Pain
  • Relief Headaches
  • Improve metabolic functions (with herbs)
  • Improved Immune System functions.
  • Enhanced Mental Clarity and Increased Energy


The placement of needles is overall determined by the conditions: patient’s injury or disease. Patient can come to acupuncture for Wellness and prevention meaning in the absence of symptoms to improve overall immune functions and reduce muscle tension.