The ancient Chinese believed that there is a universal life energy called Chi or Qi present in every living creature.
This energy is said to circulate throughout the body along specific pathways that are called meridians. As long as this energy flows freely throughout the meridians, health is maintained. Once the flow of energy is blocked, the system is disrupted and pain and illness occur.
Acupuncture works to “reprogram” and restore normal functions by stimulating certain points on the meridians in order to free up the Chi energy.
Acupuncture has been used to help conditions such as: