Acupuncture is based on a system of energy pathways, or meridians, that flow throughout the body. Balance, or homeostasis, of the energy pathways is known as "Chi." When a patient's meridian gets blocked, this blocks the flow of Chi throughout the body and the body becomes out of balance, which can lead to a myriad of disease states, signs, or symptoms (for example: headaches, neck pain, upper back pain, lower back pain, sciaitica, tinnitis, weight gain, addictions, etc.). The use of acupuncture needles, or another needless form (i.e. electronic acupuncture or cold laser therapy) is then employed to return the body back to its natural state of balance. Once the body is back in its natural homoestatic state, it is then able to heal itself from the inside out...without the use of either drugs or surgery.