This question is often asked by patients just as their needles are being inserted. There are different theories to explain how acupuncture works. Let’s discuss it from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) vs. Western medicine point of view. We’ll start with a quick review of acupuncture. Acupuncture is the practice of inserting fine, hair-like needles into specific sites along the body.
These specific sites called acupuncture points are where qi gathers and is transported