Acupuncture originated in China over 3,000 years ago. Although it is not yet mainstream medicine, the field has produced a diverse lineage of experienced acupuncturists throughout the world. While the practice of acupuncture continues to evolve, its basis is unchanged.
Acupuncture is based on the theory that energy circulates throughout our bodies. This energy flows through specific pathways that are called meridians, or channels.
A healthy flow of energy through our acupuncture channels allows each of our cells to communicate with the rest of our body. This ensures that our body functions as a well-coordinated system of organs, tissues, muscles, tendons, bones, etc.