Acupuncture is an important part of Chinese medicine. While it is well known for treating pain, it is also incredibly effective at calming the mind. No matter why someone comes in for acupuncture, they always leave with a feeling of calmness and well-being. Since this effect is immediate, it is a very good accompaniment to herbs when used for emotional issues or chronic issues, since herbs can take longer to become effective. For pain, acupuncture enables me to focus on a specific area, while herbs are more systemic and long-lasting in their effects.