An acupuncture treatment is the insertion of extremely thin stainless steel needles into precise points on the body. The combination of points are prescribed based on the pattern of imbalance determined by the practitioner.
How acupuncture works
When an acupuncture needle is inserted into a specific point on the body (acupoint), it stimulates the area bringing Qi and Blood and improving the circulation. At the same time relays a signal that travels deep into the body through channels, known as Meridians, to target the corresponding organ the acupoint is related to. This stimulation functions to correct any imbalance and harmonize the body.
Acupuncture has been practised across China for thousands of years, and is constantly developing along the way through doctors clinical experience. This makes TCM an ongoing pursuit of deeper understanding of the human body, which is why acupuncture is still the prominent path of treatment in China today.