When asked how acupuncture works, the best way for me to describe it is homeostasis. You’re body is always looking for its sense of balance. You shiver when you’re cold; you sweat when you’re warm, etc. When one “circuit” or meridian is out of balance, either working too much (excess) or not enough (deficient), over time it will take others out of balance as they try to compensate.
The initial acupuncture evaluation consists of a verbal screening of all aspects of your health (digestion, sleep, cravings, etc) allowing a relatively clear impression to come through as to where the imbalance began. Once this is understood the treatment will steer the root cause of the imbalance back into balance gradually and all the other systems will redirect themselves.
Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into specific points of the body in order to prevent and treat disease and improve overall health. It is safe and effective and is often used as a preventative and healing therapy that is free of side-effects.
Acupuncture is a treatment modality based on the principals of Chinese medicine dating back 5,000 years. Qi (Chi) and blood flow, Yin/Yang theory, and the meridian systems are the fundamental concepts applied in Chinese medicine.