Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. Very fine needles are inserted into acupuncture points to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. Acupoints are small energy vortexes that are located along 14 systematic pathways (channels) where the qi (vital energy) travels. They can also be found at “ashi” (pronounced ah-shir) or tender areas, as well as at muscle trigger or motor points.
Acupoints are areas where the qi is concentrated and more easily accessed by needle insertion and manipulation. Acupuncture benefits you by supplementing qi deficiency, dispersing excess qi and removing qi blockages to restore health.
Acupuncture needles are about as thick as a strand of hair. They come pre-sterilized in their package for use and are discarded immediately after use. The procedure is safe and gentle. You may feel a tiny pinch but it does not hurt. Many people become relaxed and even fall asleep during treatments.