Acupuncture is an elaborate and comprehensive system of medicine that has been around for over three thousand years.
Included in this system is acupuncture, Chinese herbs, diet therapy and various systems of bodywork. Acupuncture uses thin, sterile, disposable needles that are inserted into acupuncture points.
Acupuncture is used to regulate and restore the balance of the body in order to assist and accelerate the body’s own healing process. It is based on traditional Chinese theories that the flow of qi (energy) and blood through meridian or pathways that span the whole body. The theory of illness is that when one or more of these pathways gets blocked, imbalance or illness follows. Stimulation of acupuncture points influences the flow of qi, bringing the body back into homeostasis.