What Does Acupuncture Work?

In explaining the mechanisms behind acupuncture, it is necessary to first have an understanding of Meridian Theory, as this is the basis for acupuncture. The meridian system, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is seen as a system of the body, in the same way that western medicine recognises, for example, the nervous system, the digestive system or the cardiovascular system etc. The TCM view is that all the bodily tissues and organs are closely related, connected by a subtle and complete pathway of information known as the meridians.