Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely fine sterile disposable needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. It is one of the primary branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine which has been practiced for more than 3,500 years. The traditional Chinese philosophy of acupuncture is based on the belief that energy known as Qi (pronounced “chee”) circulates through specific meridians throughout our body, each meridian connecting to a specific organ system. When the body is healthy, the Qi flows unobstructed. When Qi flow is disrupted by disease or injury, stagnation occurs which leads to illness or pain. Acupuncture balances the flow of Qi and stimulates our body’s natural ability to heal. This is a healing art that is beautifully rooted in tradition but also supported by modern research. Acupuncture is one of the most utilized modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is most effective with regular and frequent treatments.