The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise of patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. According to Chinese medicine, illness occurs in the body when the flow of qi becomes interrupted by depletion, excess or stagnation. Acupuncture, which is the insertion of very thin needles into specific points, is used to redirect the qi and help the body heal itself naturally. Considerable evidence supports that during an acupuncture treatment opioid peptides are released which would partially explain the analgesic effects of acupuncture. Other modalities offered with acupuncture can include cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, topical herbal oils, reflexology, and massage. If you have any questions, feel free to call Evans Chiropractic & Pain Laser Clinic for more information at (262) 785-5515!