Acupuncture has been successfully used for over 2,500 years as a complete system of medicine. It utilizes a different scientific lens as an alternative approach to view the body, physiology, and pathology. Acupuncture treatments embody a holistic approach to healing with individualized treatments aiming to bring harmony to the body, mind, and spirit. The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for the disease. The number of treatments varies depending on the severity, duration, and nature of the ailment as well as the general health condition of the patient.