One of the oldest civilizations, are the Chinese. They developed acupuncture based on the concept that when you cut yourself or hurt yourself, the brain sends healing energy and ‘chemicals’ to that area to heal it. They theorized that you could ‘trick’ the body into thinking it was hurt by simply inserting a small needle into the meridian areas that corresponded to the area affected.
The brain would then simply send the ‘healing’ energy and you would notice your pain or other discomfort relieved.
This process of the brain activating the healing process they call qi (pronounced ‘chee’.)
Therefore, acupuncture aims to assist people in achieving balance, or qi, and, as a result, provide relief for many ailments such as: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), endometriosis, Flu and its symptoms, tiredness and sleep deprivation, heartburn, high blood pressure, depression and much more