Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine that originated thousands of years ago in China. It is based on the theory that the body is made up of channels of energy that run through meridians, nourishing the organs and tissues, and merging and diverging with each other.
If the energy is flowing freely without blockages, then the person is healthy and vital. If the energy is blocked or depleted, then the person is in pain or is weakened.
By inserting small, sterile needles into specific, well-chosen points on the meridians, energy can be encouraged to flow more freely through the body, to properly nourish the organs, and to alleviate pain.