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What is Acupuncture?

Rooted in a two thousand year-old tradition, acupuncture is a time-tested therapy that promotes wellness by tapping the body’s inherent healing capabilities. The ancient Chinese recognized that energy, Qi (pronounced “chee”) flows within the body along pathways, or meridians. Sickness begins when these pathways become obstructed, either from physical distress or emotional upset. An acupuncturist identifies these blockages through simple diagnostic techniques. The practitioner then re-establishes the smooth flow of Qi by inserting sterile, hair-thin needles into specific points along the channel pathways. This process of re-balancing both addresses the patient’s symptoms and the underlying disharmony at the root of each these symptoms. Acupuncture is a safe and effective way of addressing a wide range of medical problems with the added benefit of inducing an overall state of well-being.