Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing first recorded in China, Japan and other Eastern countries, dating from 4,500 years ago. Treatment involves the use of very fine needles on acupuncture points along the meridians. It is based on the theory that stimulating specific acupuncture points affects the functions of various organs and systems of the body.
Acupuncture affects the flow of qi
The needles affect the flow of vital energy (called “chi” or “qi”) through the meridians and thereby stimulate the mental and physical healing energies.
The WHO, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Medical Association (AMA) and various government reports have also studied and commented on the efficacy of Acupuncture. Most people find acupuncture relaxing and often feel very calm after treatment.