Chicago Acupuncture ServicesAcupuncture, the best known aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine, involves inserting very thin, single-use, stainless steel, sterile needles into specific places (called acupoints) on the body. Acupuncture needles are about the width of a cat’s whisker and are solid not hollow like hypodermic needles. Acupoints are found all over the body, along energy pathways called meridians and have specific functions alone and in combination with other points. The practice of acupuncture is more than two centuries old; acupuncture is a time tested, effective method of healing that focuses on the body as a whole.

Generally speaking, the goal of acupuncture is to bring the body’s qi into balance. Qi, which can be translated as vital energy, travels throughout every part of the body and when it is disrupted disease can occur. Acupuncture treatment restores the correct flow of qi and helps the body to return to health.

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