In order to make all acupuncture thorough and effective, One must first cure the spirit. - Su Wen, Chapter 25
Acupuncture has been in practice for 3,000 to 5,000 years and is arguably the oldest, most commonly practiced medical procedure in the world. It is used by one-third of the world's population as a primary health-care system. Acupuncture involves the insertion of sterile, single-use-only needles into the body with the specific intention of eliciting an appropriate movement of energy. The desired result is to offer the patient a concrete sense of spiritual, emotional, and physical balance. Effective use of acupuncture treats underlying imbalances and promotes harmony within the whole person.