Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of very fine, single-use, sterile, disposable needles into acupuncture points on the body, which are found on energy pathways called meridians. Needles are retained for approximately 20 – 30 minutes. Acupuncture aims to rebalance the flow of Qi in the meridians to relieve blockages and restore health to the patient. Patients may experience different sensations during treatment, such as relaxation, warmth or coolness, tingling, pulsing, heaviness or lightness, or a mild electric sensation. These can vary from subtle to intense.