The vital force that flows through a person is his/her life energy or "Qi" (Ch'i or Ki). This is a bi-polar electromagnetic energetical power flow according to the Acupuncture Society of America. They have defined the "Premise of Acupuncture" to state the following, "There is a two way communication between the skin and all organs, glands, and tissues of the body. By stimulating certain points on the skin, the progress of a condition can not only be arrested but even reversed, bringing the patient back to health and normal function."
Acupuncture utilizes 3 different levels of treatment. The first level is pain control meaning the area of pain is the treatment area. This is used with arthritis, strains, sprains, and more. The second level is using a formula or a recipe of sorts from a Prescription Index that houses treatments for 2000 conditions alone. The third level is the traditional or classical method of treatment in which the focus rests on balancing the meridians for optimal health.
A few of the most common ailments improved with chiropractic and acupuncture are migraines/headaches, insomnia/anxiety, infertility, allergies/sinus pressure, morning/motion sickness, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, and many more. Ask your chiropractor to see if you could benefit from acupuncture today!