Acupuncture is an ancient medical art that originated in China over 2,500 years ago. The practice of acupuncture is based on the theory that there are pathways, or meridians, that flow throughout the body. Within these meridians flows a substance called Qi (chee). According to Chinese Medical theory, Qi is a vital energy force that is essential to all life. When Qi becomes unbalanced within a meridian, pain and disease may result.
Many people are curious about acupuncture, but have reservations about the needles. Acupuncturists use extremely thin, flexible needles that are slightly thicker than a human hair. While sensitivity varies between patients, most people feel only a mild sensation as the needles are inserted. Acupuncture is a very safe and comfortable procedure. In accordance with the law, only sterile, single-use, disposable needles are used.