In TCM, the smooth flow of Qi ("chee") is of utmost importance. When Qi does not flow well, there are imbalances in the body which lead to symptoms. Using your tongue and pulse as a window to your body, your naturopathic doctor creates an individualized acupuncture protocol to help rebalance your body. Scared of needles? The needles used in acupuncture are as thin as hair. Treatments are painless and are often found to be relaxing, giving the patient much needed escape from daily nuisances. Cupping is also an ancient TCM technique that can be used to restore the smooth flow of Qi.