WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine, sterile needles into specific points on the body, the stimulation of which has been shown to have various positive effects on the body and overall health of the patient. Acupuncture works with the body’s vital energy, or qi (pronounced “chee”), which circulates throughout the body. Illness arises when the healthy flow of qi becomes disrupted in some way. Acupuncture works to restore normal circulation of qi, allowing vital nourishment to reach all parts of the body. In doing so, acupuncture promotes the body’s innate capacity for self-healing and helps restore its natural state of optimal health.