Acupuncture is the use of small sterile acupuncture needles, placed along meridian lines to promote the smooth flow of energy in your body to promote balance and harmony. Special training of your physio is required. Studies support a growing role for the use of acupuncture in Western medical practice, with next to no side-effects from its use. Certified physiotherapists can incorporate acupuncture into their treatment sessions, with the following therapeutic goals: Acupuncture can be incorporated into your physiotherapy treatment sessions, at no additional cost.