Acupuncture is one of the main forms of treatment in traditional Chinese Medicine. The needle insertion should not be painful, if it inserted correctly. It involves the use of thin (like a hair), disposable needles that are inserted in the body at specific points. This process is believed to adjust and alter the body's energy flow into healthier patterns, and is used to treat a wide variety of illnesses and health conditions.
Chinese medicine views the body as a small part of the Universe and subject to universal laws and principles of harmony and balance. One of the main fundamental concepts of Chinese Medicine is QI(chi). It is invisible and found in the environment in the air, water, food and sunlight. In the body, it is the vital force that creates and animates life. We are all born with inherited amounts of Qi, and we also acquire qi from food and air. The level of the quality of a person Qi also depends of the state of mental, physical and emotional balance. Qi travels through the body channels called meridians.