Acupuncture alleviates pain and can increase
immune response by balancing the flow of vital life energy
throughout the body. It is an element of
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that in
the West is often used as a stand-alone treatment for a wide range
of disease conditions, from the common cold and flu to addiction and
chronic fatigue syndrome.
ORIGINATED IN CHINA over 5,000 years ago. It is based on the belief
that health is determined by a balanced flow of qi (also referred to
as chi), the vital life energy present in all living organisms.
According to acupuncture theory, qi circulates in the body along 12
major energy pathways called meridians, each linked to specific
internal organs and organ systems. There are over 1,000 acupoints
within the meridian system that can be stimulated to enhance the
flow of qi. When special hair-thin needles are inserted into these
acupoints they help correct and rebalance the flow of energy and
consequently relieve pain and restore health.
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