Asian medicine explains that health is the result of a harmonious balance of the complementary extremes of “yin” and “yang” of the life force known as “qi,” pronounced “chi.” Illness is the consequence of an imbalance of the forces.
Qi flows through meridians, or pathways, in the human body. These meridians and energy flows are accessible through 361 acupuncture points in the body.
Inserting needles into these points with appropriate combinations brings the energy flow back into proper balance.
There are numerous studies suggest that acupuncture works for many conditions.