Oriental medicine is one of the oldest forms of medicine in the world, and its components include acupuncture, Chinese herbs, bodywork, and nutrition. It focuses on correcting the imbalances and treating the whole body, and its gentle treatments provide a long-term solution for a wide range of ailments.
Acupuncture is an alternative medicine methodology originating in ancient China that treats patients by manipulating thin, solid needles that have been inserted into acupuncture points in the skin.
According to Traditional Chinese medicine, stimulating these points can correct imbalances in the flow of qi through channels known as meridians.
To fulfill its functions, qi has to steadily flow from the inside of the body (where the zang-fu organs are located) to the "superficial" body tissues of the skin, muscles, tendons, bones, and joints. It is assisted in its flow by "channels" referred to as meridians TCM identifies 12 "regular" and 8 "extraordinary" meridians.