Acupuncture involves the insertion of sterile needles into points along the body’s meridians, or energy pathways. Meridian’s correspond to specific organs and functions within us. Imbalances within these meridians can lead to the development of symptoms and/or disease. By addressing these imbalances, acupuncture engages the body’s own mechanism of healing. Because acupuncture treats the person rather than their condition, healing may occur in unexpected areas or in multiple systems at once. It is often useful in resolving conditions.  that have eluded other treatment forms, or that cannot be diagnosed or fully explained by Western medicine. One need not have a physical complaint to benefit from acupuncture. The optimal use of this holistic medicine is preventative, before the development of symptoms begins.