This form of traditional Chinese medicine has been in practice for centuries. During the time of The Yellow Emperor, dialogue about meridians, qi (pronounced chee), and access points was very prevalent. This led to a branch of medicine which focused on eliminating obstructions in the flow of energy within the body.
Acupuncture today maintains the goal and practice of its ancient roots which focuses on accessing the points in the body to which energy flow is obstructed. The flow of energy within the body, also called qi, moves along meridians. When these channels are obstructed, injury and illness may arise. By removing these blockages, acupuncture allows energy flow to return, and healing to occur.
Science has shown that acupuncture is a very effective healing aid. Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems.This can include reproductive and fertility issues, chronic pain, and substance abuse.