Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that focuses on pain relief and whole body balance by needling specific areas of the body. In a nutshell, acupuncture works to bring the body back to homeostasis (a state of balance). To aid in the process, your acupuncturist might prescribe Chinese herbs and/or suggest a nutrition plan according to your condition. What can you do at home? Below are some Chinese Nutrition Therapy suggestions for 5 common health conditions.