Based on a theory of health through balance, acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) define health as a state of optimal balance, where all of your systems are working together as they should.
Lifestyle, injury, and other factors contribute to knocking our systems out of balance resulting in symptoms such as pain, fatigue, or insomnia.
Acupuncture is the insertion of extremely thin stainless steel needles into precise points on the body. The combination of points is prescribed based on the pattern of imbalance determined by the practitioner. The goal of treatment is to alleviate symptoms by restoring balance.
Acupuncture is just one of many techniques that make up Traditional Chinese medicine. Other methods commonly used include nutrition, herbal medicinals, massage, moxibustion, cupping, and gua sha. All are effective at alleviating symptoms and helping to re-establish an optimal state of balance.