Acupuncture practitioners use an ancient Chinese system of health care which recognizes there is a vital energy, called Qi (pronounced “chee”), circulating within the body. Qi flows through a series of pathways called meridians. Meridians transport life-giving Qi that provides nourishment to every cell, tissue, muscle, organ and gland in the body. A blockage in this flow that is prolonged or excessive can cause pain and a variety of illnesses in the body.
Acupuncture works by inserting hair-thin, sterile needles in specific points along the meridians to open blockages that have inhibited the smooth flow of Qi. Once this is done, Qi can travel freely throughout the body, relieving pain, promoting health and vitality.