The ancient Chinese healing practice known as acupuncture is nothing short of a miracle to some, a combination of physical and mystical principles which, combined with needles, provides treatment for nearly every ailment imaginable; to others, it resembles a volunteer torture session that leaves the patient resembling a shaved porcupine. If you happen to fall in the latter category but have been curious to find out more but not quite enough to make the leap to human pincushion, an entire library's worth of acupuncture books are available to shed some light on the history and practice of acupuncture throughout the ages. If you are still not convinced, a pair of acupuncture shoes is an easy way to test the waters of acupuncture's fundamentals. While not as invasive as a needle, the shoes stimulate the same pressure points in the feet that an acupuncturist would. On eBay, you can find sellers who offer convenient shipping options on acupuncture merchandise, so there is no need to suffer easily curable aches and pains any longer.