Acupuncture is an ancient, safe and effective alternative medicine. Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins through the insertion of needles into specific acupuncture points in order to encourage natural healing. Acupuncture stimulates the balance and flow of Qi which is considered essential to health in Traditional Chinese Medicine. When the body is healthy, Qi (pronounced chee) flows smoothly through the meridians which make up a conceptual network of pathways throughout the entire body.
When the balance or flow of Qi is deficient or obstructed, the body can become susceptible to disease or illness.