Once the needles are in place, they communicate with the body and the other needles by circulating a subtle energy called ‘Qi’ (pronounced Chee).
Chinese physicians discovered 14 main meridians in the body along which the Qi energy flows.
The meridians transport Qi to every part of the body, including the head, arms, hands legs, feet, torso, and all organs systems.
Qi is energy that exists not only in the body, but also throughout the energetic and physical universe.
In the body, Qi is the animating life force that creates warmth and movement.
Well-balanced, free flowing Qi defines good health.
When Qi is imbalanced, stagnant or deficient the stage is set for symptoms of pain, discomfort, disharmony and disease.
Causes of Qi disharmony can include influences such as weather, stress, emotional/physical trauma, and unbalanced dietary or lifestyle patterns.