In TCM, acupuncture is believed to work by correcting the balance of Qi in the body. Qi is the Life-force or Vital energy that flows through the channels, which are linked to the internal organs and 365-2000 acupoints in the body. Qi consists of two equal and opposite qualities – Yin and Yang, and it is when these two qualities become unbalanced that illness occurs.
Acupuncture uses fine sterile needles which are inserted into the acupoints, selected due to the individual diagnosis of the patient. The points used and the method in which the needles are inserted will either reduce or increase the energy flow; remove blockages or tone and restore the balance in the system which enhances the body’s own healing mechanisms. Acupuncture is a natural medicine, meaning that you will not be asked to take any drugs or chemicals. Instead acupuncture assists your own body’s healing system to restore you back to health.