Acupuncture is the use of fine needles inserted into specific points found all over the body. After a thorough diagnosis, specific points are chosen to not only treat the symptom but to also treat and get to the cause of the condition, the pain or the emotion being experienced.
The needles are inserted very superficially in energy pathways known as meridians, where either the energy is stagnating or deficient. The aim is to create balance in these energy pathways, which then in turn helps the body to work at optimal health and to help you feel emotionally clearer and calmer.
Acupuncture treatments may also include the use of cupping and moxibustion.