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Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points shown to be effective in the treatment of certain health problems. An electro-stimulation treatment can also involve heat therapy, cupping, gua sha, massage, and exercise and diet suggestions.

Acupuncture is based on the Chinese concept of “Qi”, often translated as “energy”. Qi encompasses all vital activities including spiritual, emotional, mental and physical. It is the life force within all living organisms. There are 14 main channels of energy that traverse the body. If the flow of qi is insufficient or interrupted, an individual becomes unbalanced and illness may occur. If the pathways are unobstructed, energy flows freely providing the right conditions for an optimal state of health and well being.

An individual's health is influenced by this flow of qi in the body as well as the universal principle of yin and yang, the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water), and the 8 principles (hot/cold, dry/damp, internal/external, and deficient/excess).

Basically speaking, Chinese Medicine is simply about balance. If something is too hot, the practitioner seeks to cool it down. If something is too cool, we try to warm it up. If something is too wet, we dry it, while if something is too dry, we moisten it. If something is too much, we try to make it less. And, if something is too little, we try to build it up. If something is stuck, we move it, and if something is flowing inappropriately, we try to make it flow in the right direction and amount.