Acupuncture is originated in China and is based on an energetic model. Energy or "Qi" flows along specific pathways in our bodies called "meridians".
Each meridian is associated with particular physiological systems and internal organs. Acupuncture involves theinsertion of the tips of needles into the skin at specific points along these meridiancs for the purpose of treating various disorders.
Acupuncture is effective for treating chronic pain, allergies, respiratory problems, digestive problems, skin disorders, hormonal problems, depression and more. Traditional Chinees Medcine holds that Acupuncture works by normalizing the flow of Qi “vital energy” in the body. Pain or illnesses are treated by normalizing any stagnant energy or energy deficiencies. Pain is considered to indicate blockage or stagnation of the flow of Qi.