According to acupuncture disease arises when the circulation of the life energy (“chi”) through the body is blocked or weakened. That circulation is happening primarily in and through certain pathways, which are called meridians. On the meridians there are points where the chi flow can be influenced. By a treatment of these point with very thin needles the flow of chi is being stimulated. In this way the body is revitalized and healing is promoted.
Acupuncture can help with all kinds of complaints, also if Western medicine does not find a solution. In case of chronic disease (disease that cannot heal anymore) acupuncture can be useful to enhance the quality of life, for instance by pain reduction or improvement of distressing symptoms.