Acupuncture is one of the most powerful tools in alternative medicine. Used for its many health benefits, acupuncture therapy is considered safe and effective when administered by a trained healthcare professional. Sessions consist of very fine needles being placed into the skin.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain.
Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as qi or chi (CHEE) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.