Acupuncture is an ancient, natural therapy developed in China. It focuses on the energy pathways of the body, called meridians. There are twelve main meridians that extend along the body. Each meridian is concerned with specific organs and body functions.
The cause of disease, dysfunction or illness is a blockage in the flow of Qi (which is the body’s vital energy) in one or more of the meridians. Acupuncture focuses on correcting the Qi to bring the body back to its normal state of health.
Acupuncture utilizes small needles, which are inserted at specific points (acupoints) to stimulate energy flow within the body. Most acupoints are not sensitive and needles are used only once and are disposable.
Studies show that Acupuncture stimulates the brain to release chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins help relieve the body of pain.