The healing arts may be generally described as practices that promote improved healing, better health, and personal happiness. They are often defined as stress reducing therapies that engage the patient’s creativity e.g. through music, dance, drawing or literary expression. Patients often find that acupuncture treatments themselves calm and reduce the perceived physiological effects of stress, thus clearing a path for improved self-care, visualizing a positive change in their life circumstances, and healing. Therefore, the goals of a healing arts practice can overlap with the global goals that individuals bring to the acupuncture office, especially after an initial acute painful condition has been ameliorated.