What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine which is based on the theory that energy called "chi" flows around your body along pathways called meridians. Acupuncturists believe that illness occurs when something blocks or unbalances your chi, so acupuncture treatment is used to unblock chi and help it flow back into balance.

Acupuncture involves inserting fine needles into specific points on the skin – or applying various other techniques to the acupuncture points – to restore balance and encourage the body to heal itself. Scientific studies have shown the potential for acupuncture to be effective in treating many disorders. Acupuncture is effective and safe when performed by a skilled practitioner. 

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