How Acupuncture Works

Acupuncture works by affecting the body’s Qi in two ways. Pain is the result of Qi being “stuck” along the course of a pathway. Needles are placed at the site of pain as well as further along the channels to move the stuck energy, thereby relieving pain.

Acupuncture also works by affecting the energetic function of the body’s organs. Health issues arise when organ function is suppressed. Certain points on the body affect energetic organ function, which in turn normalizes physical organ function.

How do you know that acupuncture does work?

The short answer is that we know it works because people get better. People have been using acupuncture for 3000 years!

Is there any science to support acupuncture?

Yes. Numerous scientific medical studies have been completed on acupuncture in both the U.S. and in Europe. Most of these studies meet the gold standard for modern scientific medical research. Medical researchers at the National Institute for Health and the World Health Organization have looked at all these studies and conclude that acupuncture definitely works. See the FAQ page and the Links page for more information.

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