How does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture recognizes that there is a vital 'bioelectric' energy flowing in pathways through our bodies controlling the functioning of every organ and system. When this movement of energy or "Qi" (pronounced 'chee') becomes disrupted or blocked, the body is out of balance and cannot function properly. Our illnesses and pain are the results of blocked Qi and Acupuncture takes care in removing those obstacles in the pathways.
In a nutshell, the acupuncture meridians can be compared to a river bed and the Qi can be compared to its water. If a dam gets built, the water will change its pathway. This leads to ecosystems along this river-way to change and/or become dysfunctional (some parts and organisms now become void of water and may die and others become inundated with water and become "swampy" and may die). It is the job of the acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist to find these "dams", break them down and get the water flowing again to their natural pathway, which brings life back to all the ecosystems that were negatively affected.