The blockage of energy flow or qi through meridians (invisible channels) throughout the body is thought to cause imbalances of energy and eventually disease. Stress from emotional factors, poor diet, environment and disease can cause imbalance. Acupuncture aims to restore energy flow and can help relieve conditions such as fatigue, anxiety, blood pressure imbalances, insomnia, digestive complaints, headaches, arthritis and breathing problems and pain such as in sporting injuries, neck pain, ‘frozen shoulder’ and sciatica. This holistic approach to treatment assists in both prevention against illness as well as maintaining overall wellbeing. The pain relief is drug free and the underlying cause is treated as well as the symptoms.