Yes! It’s possible to receive an acupuncture treatment without having needles inserted into the skin. Several styles of acupuncture, particularly those from Japan, rely on specialized tools to perform an acupuncture treatment. These tools are carefully crafted from a variety of metals, including gold, silver, copper, and steel. The skin is lightly touched to specific acupuncture points. Light brushing of the skin can also be performed to support nervous system health, reduce fevers and inflammation, and promote immune function. Patients find these treatments extremely relaxing. Non-insertive needling is especially effective for children and people who are elderly, highly sensitive, or just don't like the ideas of needles. However, anyone can benefit from this gentle technique.