According to Chinese medicine energy called qi (chi) flows through the body across 12 major pathways called meridians. The meridians correspond to specific organs and body functions . If the flow of qi is blocked , you get sick. Inserting very fine needles at specific points (appoints) along these meridians helps restore the flow of qi . Most doctors believe that needle stick causes the central nervous system to release morphine like pain killers called endorphins. “its re-regulates the body” says Dr. Hui “It can help pain signals off”
Another theory is that acupuncture creates powerful placebo effect . In other words, acupuncture may work at least in part because a person believe it does. In general, Chinese medicine places greater emphasis than Western Medicine on the close relation of mind, body, and spirit.