How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture has been used as a powerful health modality for over 3,000 years. During this period, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine have experienced a wide variety of clinical successes while employing acupuncture as their main tool. Today, acupuncture is receiving wide support from various healthcare authorities as more and more research validates its effectiveness. With all this attention, many people have become curious as to how acupuncture works.
There are many explanations as to how acupuncture affects the body. The most popular Eastern belief is that acupuncture works by way of manipulating energy within the body known as Qi. This Qi fills the meridians and is said to animate the tissues, organs, and glands; sustaining and coordinating their activities. Illness is said to arise when Qi becomes blocked or deficient which results in an energy imbalance. Therefore, by stimulating acupoints known to unblock or increase Qi flow, internal energy is balanced and health is restored.