Acupuncture involves the insertion of sterile disposable single use needles through at strategic points on your body. A key component of Traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat chronic and acute pain, along with a variety of other health concerns.
Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as qi or chi (CHEE) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners work to help energy re-balance.
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