Acupuncture is a type of traditional Oriental medicine that’s been around for about 2,500 years. It’s used to help heal illness and improve well-being. This is done by placing needles at specific points on the skin to help activate an energy in the body, called qi (pronounced chee). According to traditional Oriental medicine, qi is the lifeforce energy in the body — it helps regulate and move in the body to keep you well and health.
Stress, environmental factors, lifestyle behaviors, and genetics are some of the things that can block qi in the body and could become the reasons for your illness or dis-ease.
Acupuncturists use needles to unblock and/or regulate qi to in the body to normalize and harmonize the bodily functions to heal.