Acupuncture treatment is based on the principles of Oriental Medicine and involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into particular areas of the body along channels or meridians of energy called Qi (pronounced “chee”). The needles are painless, sterile, and disposable.
Thousands of years ago the Chinese discovered that Meridians carrying Qi, which science refers to as bio-electromagnetic energy, flow throughout the entire body, connecting the internal organs to the surface of the body. It is here at the surface that acupuncture points can be stimulated to produce a therapeutic effect internally. Specific points are chosen to manipulate the movement of energy in the body according to the individual’s needs.