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Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain.

Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as qi or chi (CHEE) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.

Many Western practitioners view acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue which boosts your body's natural painkillers and increases blood flow.

Dr. Darryl Koch uses acupuncture mainly to relieve discomfort associated with a variety of diseases and conditions, including nausea, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, GI issues, headaches (including tension & migraines), back & neck pain, osteoarthritis and women's health issues.