Why is Acupuncture So Effective for Pain? A Simple Scientific Explanation

At the center of three thousand-year-old Chinese Medicine is the concept that Qi (pronounced “chee”), or life energy, flows through the body within acupuncture meridians. As long as Qi is abundant and flowing freely, the body remains in balanced health. When the Qi flow is obstructed, however, it becomes backed up in one area of the body and restricted in another area. The result? Pain and discomfort. Sickness and poor health. There is a saying in Chinese Medicine, “If there is pain there is no free flow; if there is free flow there is no pain”. Many life factors can influence the quality and quantity of Qi within the body; these factors also cause the obstruction or weakening of Qi and the

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