Acupuncture is a method of treatment in East Asian Medicine that has been practiced in China and the Far East for thousands of years. Acupuncture works by stimulating your body’s natural healing response to restore and maintain health by using very thin, sterile, and disposable needles on specific points on the body.
Early Chinese physicians discovered that there was an energy network flowing throughout the body called Qi (pronounced “chee”) or vital energy. Qi circulates throughout the body along specific pathways called meridians.
According to East Asian Medicine theory, any illness arises when Qi, blood, and body fluids become unbalanced or blocked due to stress, injury, lifestyle, or other reasons.
Acupuncture stimulates different points in the body to remove blockage, stimulate the immune system, and harmonize the emotions. When Qi is able to flow freely, health is maintained.
The benefits of acupuncture treatments are cumulative. Patients need to get treatment often and regularly. Over time, the body improves its function and ability to work harmoniously.