Acupuncture is a natural system of medicine that helps the body to correct itself by realignment or redirection of energy which the Chinese call Qi (pronounced “chee”). The body contains energy pathways known as meridians or channels. When a person has a disease or ailment the flow of energy in these meridians gets blocked or interrupted creating disharmony and stagnation plus the resulting symptoms of a particular disease. By inserting fine sterile needles in certain points along the meridian the flow of energy to the blocked or stagnated meridian can be restored thus eliminating the disease.
Apart from restoring a person’s health, acupuncture can be used as a preventative measure against disease. Having a course of acupuncture before the change of each season strengthens the immune system preventing cold, flu and various diseases. Having the kidney energy tonified helps to strengthen bones and ligaments. Strengthening the liver Qi helps to tonify blood.