Acupuncture is the use of needles to activate points present on meridians. Meridians are channels running throughout the body like a vast river system, carrying Qi, the fundamental substance of life. Qi flows within channels or meridians that are connected to our internal organs. Each meridian has a set number of points and the needles are inserted into these points to regulate the flow of Qi in the channels or organs. Our bodies are equipped with the necessary tools for healing and acupuncture is the stimulus.