The insertion and use of needles to relax muscles and stimulate healing as well as influence the movement of energy within the body.
In Acupuncture we insert thin needles into specific points on the body to access the body’s qi, or vital energy. An experienced practitioner can guide that energy in very specific and intentional ways. The qi can be supplemented, drained, or moved in order to restore the proper flow and balance of energy throughout the meridians of the body.
There are times when the qi becomes stuck or is excessive. We look at it as a traffic jam on the highway that must be directed and moved along. When that happens, the body reacts by becoming painful in a localized area or even by manifesting signs as pathology in the organ systems that are related to that meridian. Also, when there is not enough qi flowing in a meridian, diverse symptoms can occurWeakness and fatigue are just some examples, they indicate that there is not enough nourishment is being circulated to that part of the body or organ. Digestive disorders such as nausea, vomiting, and belching may indicate that energy is stuck or moving the wrong way.