What is Acupuncture, and how does it work?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. 

Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as qi or chi (CHEE) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance. 

The ancient Chinese use the term Qi to describe energetic relationships. Qi, pronounced chēe, is depicted by it's Chinese character: 氣, a picture depicting the vapor created while cooking rice. Therefore, Qi is most often loosely translated as "energy". It is, however, the energetic relationships, or associations, that the term Qi is attempting to describe.

Acupuncture, and moxibustion, deals specifically with Jing Qi, or "Channel Qi". Channels, or what are most often translated asmeridians, are energetic pathways throughout the body. Jing Qi traverses these channels and can be accessed at specific points. Acupuncture techniques are utilized to access this Jing Qi at these specific points. These techniques allow the practitioner to affect the organs and regions of the body these energetic pathways traverse.



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Time-honored small batches of high grade herbal medicine. We use only the purest and finest ingredients.

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