Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to health. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi (pronounced "chee") is the vital energy that animates the body and protects it from illness. It flows through pathways called meridians to nourish all the body's organs, muscle tissues, glands and cells.
When there is an imbalance or blockage in the flow of Qi, physical symptoms such as pain may result. Acupuncture is safe, natural and has no side effects-unlike many of the medications often used to treat pain.