Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points along the skin of the body using very thin needles. The needles will stimulate these points to correct imbalances in the flow of qi through channels known as meridians. According to traditional Chinese Medicine, the imbalance in the flow of qi can cause disease, illness or pain. Acupuncture needles are extremely thin, and can vary in length. Some patients report a tingling sensation or a dull ache when the needles are inserted. The initial sensation usually dissipates within a few minutes.
Acupuncture can help with insomnia, anxiety, tic disorder, digestive issues, or recovering from an injury.