Acupuncture is a component of Chinese Medicine where fine, sterile needles are inserted into points located on the head, neck, body surface and limbs. Modern scientific studies show that depending on the conditions being treated, the brain responds to needling stimulation by way of promoting or suppressing the release of biochemicals, neurotransmitters and hormones. This explains the pain and stress relief effects of acupuncture. By extension, other bodily and nervous malfunctions affecting sleep, appetite, nerve impulses, emotions, cravings, pain and temperature control can be regulated through acupuncture.
Chinese Medicine theories attribute a much broader function to acupuncture. By way of stimulating the points where Qi of a particular meridian accumulates, acupuncture clears energy blockages and balances energy disparities. This enables acupuncture to treat the root cause of a pattern of disharmony, as well as providing rapid symptomatic relief to a wide range of physical and mental-emotional conditions.