Acupuncture involves more than just the obvious symptoms of a patient. Acupuncturists evaluate all of the five senses, the manner in which the patient speaks, what he or she talks about. Many times, our physical pain comes as a result of an emotional imbalance rather than an actual injury or illness. There are often instances when man-made toxins invaid our bodies which may accumulate and cause stresses on the body. Acupuncture is now a widely accepted form of treatment especially for back and neck pains.