Acupuncture is one of the oldest and best-known treatment modalities. It affects all major physiological systems and works primarily through the central nervous system. Acupuncture does more than just relieve pain. It increases circulation, releases neurotransmitters and neurohormones (including endorphins), relaxes muscle spasms and stimulates nerves and immune system.
According to Chinese philosophy a body’s health depends on the body’s life energy also called Qi. Qi flows through the body in an interconnected system of channels. If the flow of Qi is smooth, body and mind are optimally nourished and healthy. Stress, poor nutrition, emotional imbalance, trauma, overwork, weather and environmental conditions, genetic factors or disease pathogens can disturb the harmonious flow of Qi and cause disease.