Simply put traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture works by accessing the Qi energy in the body and correcting the flow of qi by using needles to stimulate points. By correcting the flow of qi around the body, the body, mind and spirit is treated as a whole.

Although the qi in the body can not be seen and is thought of more as an energy there has been research done to show that acupuncture points effect parts of the brain. This is great research for treating mental health issues and also pain.