What is Acupuncture and how does it work?
Acupuncture originated in China and has been practiced for thousands of years. It involves inserting very fine needles through the patients skin at specific points on the body. Acupuncture points are found on meridians where the vital qi energy runs.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine health is the result of a harmonious balance of the yin and yang life forces known as Qi. Qi flows through pathways in our bodies. These pathways of energy flow can be accessed through 350 different acupuncture points on the body. It is believed that disease is caused by disruptions to this energy flow, or qi. Acupuncture can bring this energy flow back into balance restoring healthy flow.