A traditional Chinese method based on an energy or (life force) which flows through the body in channels known as Meridians. These channels connect soft tissues and major organs. The life force is known as Qi (Chee). It is believed an imbalance within the Qi brings about illness and therefore restoring Qi releases energy and restores health.
Acupuncture has been shown to restore the flow through using fine needles to stimulate specific points along the channels to restore the flow. It is also known to influence the pain mechanisms by releasing chemicals (endorphins) promoting pain relief.
There is a wide variety of conditions that Acupuncture can be helpful