The principle of acupuncture is based upon a balance of the energy in the person’s body. The flow of the energy known as Qi or Chi should travel uninterrupted along channels called meridians. When treating a patient the TCM practitioner focuses on the acu points along these meridians. The practitioner is able to activate or stimulate these points and clear energy blockages to re-establish the flow of Qi (life energy) and blood back through the body.
Acupuncture is the treatment method by which fine sterile acupuncture needles are inserted into specific acu-points. The insertion of these needles is usually painless and relaxing. When there is a blockage or disruption to the healthy flow of a persons’ health this causes an imbalance and can negatively impact your health, causing pain, and organs not working to their optimum ability.