Acupuncture is a Chinese therapy that has been used for centuries. It is based on the theory that there is energy, called chi or qi, flowing through your body. Chi is thought to flow along energy pathways called meridians. Acupuncturists believe a blocking or imbalance of the flow of chi at any point on a pathway may result in illness. Chinese medicine practitioners believe acupuncture unblocks and rebalances the flow of chi to restore health.
With an emphasis on positive and proactive health management, Providence Integrative Medicine Program offers an excellent complement to conventional medicine. As part of the multidisciplinary treatment model at Providence Health & Services, our naturopathic physicians and massage therapists work alongside a patient’s other care team members.