Acupuncture is a method to stimulate the body to promote self- healing and to improve organ function. This is done by inserting sterilized, stainless steel needles, which is as fine as a strand of human hair, into specific points on the body. These specific points can trigger and alter various biochemical and physiological conditions to treat a wide variety of illnesses.
According to Traditional Chinese medical theory, illness arises when the cyclical flow of Qi, the life energy flowing through our body, in the meridians becomes unbalanced or blocked. Acupuncture points are located along the pathways of energy known as meridians that connect all of our major organs. Different types of Acupuncture techniques performed on specific acupuncture points can re-balance and/or unblock the cyclical flow of Qi in the meridian system.