Based on balancing the flow of Qi (energy) through meridian pathways, Oriental medicine includes the use of acupuncture and Oriental herbs. Acupuncture is a technique within Traditional Chinese Medicine whereby the ‘energy’ flows within the body are optimized. Given that you need not only physical structure, oxygen, nutrients, and energy flow (Qi, Ki, Prana, Life Force, etc.), then an interruption or blockage to that flow can result in an imbalance. Such imbalances or blockages consequently result in physical symptoms, pain or illness. For thousands of years, the restoration of balance and harmony to this flow has resulted in the restoration of health and elimination of symptoms that were caused by such imbalances. Acupuncture, then is one method of restoring this balance to the body.