Traditional Acupuncture is the most well-known and recognisable treatment available within TCM. It involves inserting fine needles into specific locations on the body. These locations are called ‘Acupuncture Points’.

A network of energy pathways known as meridians covers the body. Each meridian communicates with a different organ in the body. Each meridian has external branches, where points are located in addition to internal energetic pathways. The acupuncture points lie on these pathways and are selected according to the illness experienced by the patient.

When the practitioner diagnoses the patient, he identifies the organs involved and selects points on their corresponding meridians.

Inserting needles into acu-points and then manipulating them helps to resolve imbalances of Qi. Using these techniques enables a practitioner to help restore good health to patients. 

This method of treatment can be used separately, however, it is often combined with other modes of treatment within TCM. These include Chinese Herbal medicine and Tuina massage.