Acupuncture is one of the treatment modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the oldest professional and continuously practiced medicine in the world. It uses very thin needles inserted into specific points in the body in order to relieve pain, improve function and speed healing. Chinese Medicine embraces the logic that the best cure for sickness is prevention. Traditional Chinese doctors are trained to cultivate wellness as well as to correct ill health. Chinese medical thinking integrates medicine, whose aim is to heal the body and mind with a philosophy whose purpose is to guide us in living. Acupuncture helps to restore the balance of energy in the body improve your overall health and well-being. Health is an ongoing active process and TCM is an excellent complement to Western medicine.