The ancient Chinese believed in a universal life energy called Qi (pronounced "chee"). Qi circulates throughout the body along specific pathways called meridians or channels. There are 12 main meridians that run vertically along the length of the human body and connect with specific organs. When Qi flows freely through the meridians, health is maintained, but once blocked, balance is disrupted and pain and/or illness occurs. Acupuncture works to restore the normal function of Qi by inserting hair-thin needles to specific points of the body to free up Qi and trigger the body's natural healing response.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes Acupuncture's ability to treat over 200 clinical disorders. These include:
Acupuncture is completely safe. At Adina Robinson Acupuncture only sterile, single-use, disposable needles are used. In most cases, Acupuncture does not hurt. In fact, many people report a feeling of relaxation and well being after a treatment.