Chinese medicine has utilized acupuncture for more than 2,500 years. It is based on the concept of Qi, or life force energy. Qi is simply thought of as the body’s electrical energy. It flows through the body in specific pathways called meridians. Disease, injury, and pain manifest as aberrations in this energy flow. By adjusting the energy flow through the use of thin, sterile, single use needles, the physiology of the body, the condition of tissue, and the perception of pain change.
Acupuncture has been used to effectively treat, but is not limited to, the following ailments: