Acupuncture is the practice of inserting very thin needles through the patient’s skin at specific points on the body – the needles are inserted to various depths to regulate the body’s Qi energy, blood & body fluid. Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years, originating in China and then spreading throughout Europe. In the US, Acupuncture is a fairly newer concept, growing more and more as the best alternative treatment to medication.
Qi (pronounced chee) is the vital life energy that helps the body function and protects it from illness. It flows through pathways called meridians and provides nourishment to the organs. When there is an imbalance or blockage in the flow of Qi, physical and mental symptoms and problems will occur.
By inserting needles into specific points we are able to regulate the Qi, the blood and body fluids to flow in its proper order which then eliminates pain, discomfort, and helps the mind, body and soul function as it’s supposed to. Acupuncture is quick and painless, provides relaxation and prevents disease for the patient.