Acupuncture is used to balance the energy of the body. The energy force within the body is called chi (Qi), and is thought to be the life force or life energy. The chi moves and functions through definite pathways throughout our bodies called meridians, which connect to the vital organs and to each other. The human body is innately capable of maintaining homeostasis or balance within the body.  Interference in homeostasis results in an imbalance of chi within the meridians leading to disease or dysfunction. An imbalance of energy can happen through trauma, toxins, or thought.  Acupuncture, therefore is known to help a variety of conditions including, but not limited to:  sinus congestion, breech position of baby, induction of labor, headaches/migraines, stress/anxiety, weight loss, and low back pain.