What is Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be traced back at least 2,500 years, and has been progressively integrated into healthcare systems in North America since 1960. The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of bioelectrical energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are responsible for pain, dysfunction and disease. Acupuncture corrects imbalances of Qi by inserting fine needles into various points throughout the body.  These changes in flow create balance and harmony in the body, which allows the body to naturally restore itself.