Acupuncture is a branch of ancient Chinese medicine that goes back thousands of years to the Stone Age. Thin needles are placed on specific points on the body, called acupuncture points to access your own vital energy called Qi and bring your body back to balance. This energy circulates in specific invisible lines, called meridians, that cover the entire body from head to toe, and energetically connect to the internal organs. This is one of the reasons acupuncture works so well at so many different levels and affects mind, body and spirit.
At the physical level, it works amazingly well for pain anywhere in the body, sports and dance injuries, gynecological disorders, and a number of internal medicine issues like digestive problems or urinary tract infections. At the psychospiritual level chinese medicine works well for conditions like insomnia, anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress disorder.