Qi (a Chinese word that roughly translates to energy) plays a vital role in the practice.
Just like a river, Qi flows through the meridian energy channels in the body. By
inserting tiny needles into various points in the skin, the healthy movement of Qi is
facilitated and the organ that is linked to that point is stimulated. The meridian
channels interconnect just like bodies of water, which is why a positive ripple effect
ensues to help the body function in harmony.