Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. Its based on the theory that energy, called Chi (say chee). Flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians.
Acupuncture seeks to release the flow of the body's vital energy or "chi" by stimulating points along the 14 energy pathways. Scientists say the needles cause the body to release endorphins -natural pain killers-and may boost blood flow and change brain activity.
Acupuncture needles are very thin and most people feel no pain or very little pain when they are inserted. They often say they feel energized or relaxed after the treatments.
Treatment times vary from 15-60 minutes