The acupunture (of the lat. acus, needle (noun), and pungere, puncture (verb)) is a technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which treats of the insertion and the manipulation of needles in the body with the aim to restore the health and the well-being in the patient.
Acupunturists use widely this technique to treat the pain. The definition and the description of these points are standarded nowadays for the World Health Organization (WHO) by means of a standarded nomenclature which gathers to the great traditions of acupuncture, though main points does not correspond completely with only one traditional point.
WHO has published documents and guides to encourage the clinical studies of this medical discipline as a way to validate the acupuncture, improving its acceptance for the modern medicine and its use as simple, cheap and effective therapeutic option. WHO spreads results of clinical trials since several years.