Home > Alternative Medicine > What Is Acupuncture? Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Nov 23, 2010 by dreliaz, Views: 4095 Jay Callender is a licensed acupuncturist in practice at the Amitabha Medical Clinic and Healing Center in Sebastopol, California. Acupuncture is one of several modalities of Chinese medicine, in which hair-thin needles are inserted at various points of the body to restore energetic balance. Jay performs acupuncture mainly on cancer patients at Amitabha, helping to relieve the many side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.