Acupuncture is a technique of inserting and manipulating fine filiform needles into specific meridian energy points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes.
The traditional Chinese theory behind acupuncture as medical treatment is very different from that of Western medicine. In traditional Chinese medicine, health results form a harmonious balance between the complementary extremes (yin and yang) of the life force known as qi or chi.
Qi is believed to flow through pathways in your body. These meridians and the energy flow are accessible through more than 350 acupuncture points. Chinese medicine believes that our illnesses result from an imbalance of energy along hte meridiansin our body, and so by inserting needles into these points in various combinations, acupuncture practitioners can relbalance your flowof energy.