Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have been documented to be several thousand years old and are still regarded as the primary mode of healthcare in China and other Asian countries. TCM has also made huge strides here in the United States as a respected branch of medicine.
TCM takes the approach of seeing the person as a whole, not as a series of interlocking parts. By inserting needles into one part of the body, we are affecting another part, plus the overall wellness of the person.
Acupuncture accomplishes its goals by the insertion of hair-fine needles into select points on the body. These points are known to stimulate energy meridians, or "Qi" in the body to guide the person to health.