Acupuncture clinics can offer a variety of treatments to individuals. Because community acupuncture clinics are local, they have the potential to increase access to health care for those who might not otherwise be able to afford the treatments. Nonetheless, community acupuncture clinics should be monitored to determine whether they are providing quality care to those who need it most. Researchers should also assess access and patient satisfaction levels as well as clinical outcomes. Acupuncture is a safe treatment when performed by a qualified practitioner. While there is always the risk of infection, this is rare. Most practitioners use single-use needles, which help reduce the risk of infection. Acupuncture practitioners should also thoroughly examine patients' pulse and tongue to ensure they aren't suffering from any medical conditions that could complicate treatment. Acupuncture has proven effective in the treatment of multiple maladies, including headaches, migraines, and chronic pain. It can also help with fertility, osteoarthritis, and digestive disorders. It has also been shown to help with nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy. Furthermore, acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization as a useful tool for treating a variety of ailments. Acupuncture was traditionally a community-based medicine in Asia. As such, it is best for people to visit an acupuncture clinic frequently for the best results. The practitioner will collect a patient's signs and symptoms and will select the most appropriate acupuncture points based on their findings.