It’s a 3,000-year-old form of Chinese medicine and some practitioners of it are located in North Scottsdale. Reporter Judson Tomaiko shows us how acupuncture continues to break into the mainstream. This woman is paying to get stuck with needles, and a Scottsdale business is hoping many will follow. Our goal is to have over 1,000 locations open in the United States in five to six years. Acupuncture has been around for several thousand years, but the techniques practice here restrict pins to lower arms, lower legs and if you want, even the face. This way, clients can do it without even having to get undressed. I’ve been coming once a week, I’ve seen dramatic results, I’m not in pain anymore, I sleep better, I’m more relaxed, don’t stress about things when I could be in a stressful situation, so yeah it’s definitely helping. Acupuncturists say that the needles put inside your skin help stimulate the nerves, which increases blood flow, which helps heal the body naturally. L.S. Carper plans to help open franchise locations in South Carolina, North Carolina and Colorado. At the end of the day if it was just about money, there’s lots of other things as you suggest I could do. But this gives me the ability to feel good about what I do and what we do for people. The pins used in acupuncture are one-tenth the size of medical needle, and acupunctures say that you have nothing to fear. I would tell them to try it. You start light and you start easy, and they’ll be surprised. There will be three or four pins in them and they won’t even realize that they’ve started yet. From a business perspective, Modern Acupuncture is just getting started, looking at the 20 new clinics nationwide by the end of the year. In Scottsdale Judson Tomaiko, Cronkite News. The estimated initial investment to franchise location ranges from 150 to 300 thousand dollars.