Acupuncture is a 3000 yr old ancient Chinese healing practice. Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on a very different approach to wellness when compared to Western medicine. Western medicine views the body as a sum of parts, where every part has a separate diagnosis. Western diagnosis are linear, there is an onset , a beginning and an end. TCM views the body as a whole, likens the body to a living world , with influences like wind, cold, heat, dryness . dark and light. A disease is caused by an imbalance of positive and negative influences, so the diagnosis isn't symptom based. Acupuncture works by balancing various energy channels through the placement of tiny painless needles, laser pen, or electric stimulation on specific meridian points and also addresses lifestyle, mental and spiritual health.