Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing traditions in the world. As part of traditional Chinese medicine this art &science has been used for over 2000 years and is based on the model that says that disease results from disruption in the flow of qi and blood and an imbalance yin and yang. The term “acupuncture” describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical points on the body using a variety of techniques including moxabustion, cupping, laser therapy, electro-stimulation and massage. The acupuncture technique that has been most often studied scientifically involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites (acupuncture points).

Modern acupuncture is the merger of traditional acupuncture and a scientific understanding of the body. It is based on a knowledge of acupuncture’s traditional concepts and on the study of human anatomy and physiology.