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What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an effective form of health care that has eveolved into a complete and holistic medical system. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used this holistic medical system to diagnose and help millions of people improve and maintain their health. This medicine has been in continuous practice for thousands of years. 

Fine, very-thin, sterile needles are placed at specific acupoints on the body which activates the body's Qi and promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power, immunity and physical and emotional health. It also can improve overall function and well-being. It is an effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems. 

Acupuncturists believe that Qi, or Life Energy, flows throughout the body. Qi helps to animate the body and protect it from illness, pain and disease. A personal's health is influenced by the quality, quantity and balance of Qi. Blockage of Qi in the body hinders the distribution of nourishment that a body requires to function optimally. Physical and emotional trauma, stress, lack of exercise, overexertion, seasonal changes, diet, and accidents all can cause an imbalance of Qi. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine promotes the free-flow of Qi in the body so you can enjoy good physical, mental, and emotional health.  

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