The basis of all traditional Chinese medicine is energy. Our bodies are made up of energy that flows in patterns of electricity. This energetic source flows throughout our body invigorating our organs and powering the processes that link them.
This energetic source is known in Chinese as Qi (chee). Acupuncture, the insertion of fine needles into the body, directly affects the balance of Qi. By placing needles at specific points in the body, the acupuncturist can remove blockages that cause pain or enhance the flow of Qi to stimulate the body's vital functions.
Qi is the root of a human being — the "Classic of Difficulties"