Needle acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. In traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture is 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 your energy flow will re-balance. Acupuncture is used to relieve many painful conditions and for general wellness. Before you receive an acupuncture treatment you will have an acupuncture exam to check for imbalances in your body.