acupunctureAcupuncture is the ancient art of settling needles into various points on the body to get the energy (or qi) to flow in service of relieving imbalance and dysfunction. Sterile needles are inserted and retained for approximately 30 minutes during which time the patient experiences a restful relaxation. Acupuncture is not painful. For the needle shy, finger acupressure techniques are employed and can be taught to be self-administered to compound the  effectiveness of the acupuncture..