The principles driving Acupuncture are that pain and illness are the body being out of balance with itself, and therefore Qi, the body’s vital energy, cannot flow freely along the body’s Meridian Network (the network along which Qi flows). There are a variety of reasons: emotional, physical, stress, etc. Acupuncturists insert ultra fine needles into specific acupoints along the body in order to restart the flow of Qi, and trigger the body’s natural healing response.