The ancient Chinese believed there is a universal life energy called Chi or Qi (pronounced chee) present in every living creature. This energy is said to circulate throughout the body along specific pathways called meridians. As long as this energy flows freely throughout the meridians, health is maintained, but once the flow of energy (inner-qi) is blocked, the system is disrupted and pain and illness occur. Acupuncture works to “re-program” and restore normal function by inserting fine needles to stimulate certain points on the meridians to free up the Chi energy.
Common Conditions Treated with Acupuncture