Acupuncture is a form of physical medicine that originated in China over 5000 years ago. It uses fine gauge, sterile needles inserted into specific areas to manipulate and enhance the flow of energy, qi, and blood throughout the body. By alternating these patterns, our various body systems function better. We sleep better, we enhance our immune response, we recover sooner from disease and trauma. Heredity, lifestyle choices, illness, and environmental toxins can all contribute to an imbalance of energy, qi, and blood. Acupuncture works to correct these imbalances, bringing the body back to it’s natural, healthy state. Once achieved, symptoms will subside and good health will be regained.