The gallbladder concentrates and stores bile as a pear-shaped sac which it can release to help digestion after a fatty meal.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment philosophy that makes use of extremely fine needles that are sterilized and inserted at specific acupuncture points in the body that lie on the energy pathways. Acupuncture has many votaries who vouch for its effectiveness in controlling pain and allergies. It is also used as an anesthetic procedure for surgical operations. Nerves stimulated by acupuncture needles are said to block pain. The philosophy of acupuncture focuses on the balance of Yin and Yang that govern the flow of energy (chi) in the human body. Acupuncture practitioners also make use of electrical impulses (electroacupuncture) and heat (moxibustion).