Originating in China more than 5,000 years ago, acupuncture is the main treatment type in traditional Chinese medicine. It is based on the principle of “qi”, a vital energy that circulates through the body in twelve invisible energy lines known as meridians. An imbalance in the flow of qi throughout a meridian manifests disease.
Acupuncturists insert solid thin needles into specified points along meridian lines to restore balance and influence the flow of qi. There are over 1,000 acupuncture points on the body.