Acupuncture is the oldest continuously practiced medical system in the world, dating back 3,000 years. Chinese medicine considers sickness a disharmony within the individual. It recognizes symptoms as the body's distress signal warning of a problem. If the underlying problem is not addressed, it is more than likely that a more serious illness may occur. In addition to alleviating symptoms, acupuncture determines and treats deeper underlying factors.

Acupuncture restores balance by treating the individual as whole: body, mind, spirit. It promotes the body's innate ability to heal itself by regulating and stabilizing the flow of life's energy, called Qi (pronounced chee). Qi flows through the body in channels similar to rivers on the earth. When the Qi moves smoothly and unobstructed, there is health. When the energy is blocked illness or pain can occur.

Very fine needles are inserted along these channels at areas of maximum energy, the acupuncture points on the body. Acupuncture needles are thin, stainless steel, pre-sterilized and disposable. They release the Qi if it is blocked or gather the Qi where there is a deficiency of Qi.