Acupuncture is the practice of placing small sterile single-use needles at key points throughout the body to help regulate energy flow and send healing signals to one's own system. Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years and was developed through observation and practice.
In treatments, I choose which acupuncture points to use based on Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis, or Japanese Hara Diagnosis. I will listen to your health history and symptoms, observe your tongue and feel your pulse to get an understanding of what is going on internally. I might also palpate your abdomen to make a diagnosis and pick acupuncture points which can help to rebalance your system.