Chinese medicine calls the energy that flows through the body qi. Chinese medicine practitioners believe qi disruptions create imbalances in the body’s energy that lead to illness. Some forms of acupuncture aim to rebalance qi with needles that touch acupuncture points (acupoints) throughout the body.
- Back pain, neck pain or muscle pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Knee pain
- Menstrual cramps
- Sports injuries.
Other conditions acupuncture may help include:
- Cancer and cancer treatment side effects
- Face pain and other nerve discomfort
- Immune system problems
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Menopause and hot flashes
- Pregnancy discomforts