According to classical doctrines of Chinese medicine,
there is an unceasing flow of life energy (Qi) through the human body.
This vital energy originates from the major organs and flows along continuous circulatory channels in the body called meridians. When the energy flow is smooth and in balance, one is healthy. When an imbalance occurs, one feels ill or in pain.
Acupuncture treats such imbalances by inserting very thin sterile needles into certain designated points along the body’s meridians to disperse blockages, control immune responses, regulate the organs and restore the delicate balance of the body.
Modern studies suggest that acupuncture works by activating a natural pain-suppression system in the brain and by initiating innate immune responses within the body.