The traditions of Chinese and Asian medicine observed physical and emotional issues as being affected by the flow of energy termed “Qi”(pronounced “chee”).  Acupuncture employs the use of fine, sterile needles to affect the flow of “qi”, thereby improving the function of the body.  Modern investigation shows that acupuncture can have a myriad of positive effects, by stimulating the release of endorphins, hormones and other chemical signals that promote healing.  Acupuncture, when performed by trained naturopathic clinical interns and doctors, is safe and pain-free.