Acupuncture is an ancient medicine, having originated more than 2,500 years ago. It has stuck around for so long because it works! Acupuncture works at the bioelectrical level of the body (as opposed to a chemical level like medication). It regulates energy flow (Qi) in our body within pathways (meridians) that run to all organs, glands and cells. When the flow of Qi in the meridians becomes disrupted or blocked, pain and illness develop as the body cannot function properly when it's energy is out of balance.
By inserting very fine, sterile needles at various acupuncture points on the body we can release these blockages and restore the body's natural flow of Qi, helping it return to a state of health.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment in over 100 medical diseases (see the whole list here) including: back pain, headaches, allergies, asthma, infertility, insomnia, depression, arthritis, digestive complaints, menstrual cramps. It's most important BENEFITS include: decreased pain and inflammation, enhanced digestive function, improved mood and reduced stress, increased circulation, invigorated immunity, and balanced hormone regulation.