The Chinese and Asian people have been using acupuncture for over 2000 years.
Through all this time they have put together a complete system for understanding the working of the body and mind. They found the vital energy of the body (Qi) running mainly in channels and found that they could manipulate the energy at certain points along these channels using various tools including needles and the heat from burning herbs (moxibustion). They found they could strengthen energy that was too weak, expel any excess toxins that had accumulated, and clear blockages in the flow of Qi energy and other vital substances, as well as regulating the functioning of the internal organs by stimulating the points on the channels connected to them. In this way acupuncture can stimulate the body’s natural healing responses, increase resistance to disease and restore the vitality of the body and mind.