Traditional Acupuncture is based off of a 2,000 year old medicine. The concept behind it is that there are 12 pathways in our body that help circulate blood and Qi (roughly translated to oxygen or energy). When either of these are not flowing through our bodies properly, dysfunction happens. In other words, if our bodies aren’t functioning properly, pain develops. What we are doing during an Acupuncture appointment is helping the flow of Qi and blood return to normal, helping the body to behave as it should. When our bodies are functioning properly the dysfunctions will normalize.