Acupuncture applies fine needles to body's certain meridian points along body's energy channels, to adjust and clear blockages that are preventing the free flowing of qi, which is the vital energy needed to keep internal organs healthy. The World Health Organization have indicated as early as 1979 that acupuncture is effective in treating 43 disorders. In the Milan, Italy WHO convention documented 64 disorders recommended for acupuncture treatment. Other governing bodies such as National Institutes of Health and American Medical Association have also studied and commented on the efficacy of acupuncture. Acupuncture can effectively cure pain, paralysis, and other disabilities. The method is safe, and results are fast and low cost and can be administered easily. Therefore it is a very popular treatment method.