Acupuncture involves the gentle insertion of sterile, fine acupuncture needles into specific anatomical points on the body.
The purpose of the treatment is to create balance within the body thereby enhancing and supporting health and healing. This balance is based on the twelve primary meridians, or energy channels of the human body.
Acupuncture can be used to alleviate the symptoms associated with many conditions from musculoskeletal and immune system dysfunctions to allergic reactions. Acupressure works much like acupuncture, except that the points are treated through the external application of pressure instead of needles.
Acupuncture has been accepted by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an effective treatment for a number of conditions.