Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. It is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine which is most commonly used to treat pain.
Our bodies mainly consist of water and energy. Within each person are pathways in which the energy (called qi) of our body flows. Much like the messenger pathways of our nervous and circulatory systems, these meridians act as conduits for energetic passage. With the use of hair thin acupuncture needles on specific anatomical points, a licensed acupuncturist can make subtle adjustments to the flow of these meridians and alter the imbalances to promote a state of health. When there is proper flow of qi and blood in the body the natural state of health can flourish.