A very brief explanation of what acupuncture does.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into the body to stimulate acupoints. These points are located along 14 meridians traversing the head, arms, legs, and trunk. These meridians are channels through which Qi (Vital energy) and blood flow throughout the body. Twelve of these channels are related to our internal organs. They act as communication tools between the organs and a bridge between the internal and external of the body. When the flow of Qi and blood in the channels is insufficient or interrupted, the body's yin and yang become unbalanced, and illness may result.
Acupuncture removes blockages in the flow of qi and blood and creates a smooth pathway for these vital elements of life.