Acupuncture is the art of inserting fine needles into points throughout the body to balance the bodies vital energy, or Qi. When you get sick, go through physical or emotional trauma, the body's Qi becomes imbalanced. Acupuncture allows the body to heal itself through balancing Qi. Returning the body to normal homeostasis. 

What does this mean in English? When a needle is inserted into the body the first two reactions your body takes are your immune system activates because a foreign object just entered the body. This will send anti-inflammatory properties to the site of the needle. The other system that activates because nerves sense the needle, is the parasympathetic nervous system, the system that controls all involuntary actions in the body. Sleep/wake cycles, digestion, hormone regulation, nerve impulse regulation, circulation, etc. When we activate this system the body naturally controls any function that is over or under active. Certain hormones and other chemicals can be tested before and after acupuncture to prove this.

Acupuncture does work and can change people's lives!!