Acupuncture treatment is only one of many treatments used in Traditional Chinese Medicine’s approach to remedying disease and disorders of the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used for thousands of years successfully treating injuries and illness. TMC views the body as being in a delicate balance between two opposing and inseparable forces: Yin and Yang. Yin represent a cold, slow, or passive principle, while yang represent a hot, excited, or active principle. TCM likens the human body to a highly complex electrical circuit board. Like an electrical circuit it must be kept in good working order if it is to function effectively, if a circuit breaks down it will result in illness or injury. A major concept in TCM is that health can be achieved by maintaining the bodies natural “balance state”. Disease is a result of an internal imbalance of yin and yang, This imbalance leads to a blockage in the electrical flow of energy called qi (pronounced “chee” meaning vital energy) along the pathways known as meridians. Acupuncture uses hair thin needles inserted into the skin to release the qi allowing the body to heal naturally.