What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a Chinese healing form of medicine that revolves around the concept of maintaining balance and harmony within the body in order to restore health and well being.
It is thought that when life energy becomes stagnant and the flow is disrupted, illness and disease result. Needles are inserted into acupuncture points along the meridians of the body. Due to the large number of potential acupuncture points, an acupuncturist carefully selects the points to be used on the basis of observing and questioning the patient in order to make a diagnosis according to the tradition which he or she utilizes: