ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT IN MANASSAS
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Developed in China over two thousand years ago, acupuncture is a medical practice that involves stimulating the body by penetrating the skin with thin needles. Acupuncture is often used to alleviate pain or treat a variety of medical conditions, and it is especially beneficial for treating upper back and neck pain.
The general philosophy behind acupuncture is that the body contains a flow of energy called qi ( pronounced chee ) that needs to follow pre-set paths throughout the body to maintain ideal health. Sometimes this qi is thought to get trapped in parts of the body, which leads to pain and illness. Acupuncture, in turn, uses thin needles on some of over 2,000 parts of the body to release this qi and allow it to flow unhindered.