In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the body is comprised of channels through which qi and blood flow. Qi is considered a unit of energy and blood is the sustenance for the energy to function. Blood is considered to nourish qi whereas qi moves blood. They are a supportive and interlinked pair. An imbalance of qi and blood and lead to symptoms such as pain.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of sterilized filiform needles on specific points along a channel to generate a local and whole body effect. The channels form a interlinked matrix, therefore the stimulation of one channel regulates and impacts and the body's entire system. Acupuncture simultaneously treats a local symptom while addressing the balance between all the channels to promote harmony and health.

There is nothing more real than what cannot be seen and there is nothing more certain than what cannot be heard.
— Confucius