Acupuncture is the use of thin, sterile needles, inserted by a trained acupuncturist along the body’s energy channels, or meridians, to stimulate, clear, or redirect body energy (also called Qi). After assessing your condition by asking questions, examining, and feeling pulses, Dr. Wu or her qualified associates insert needles in a pattern designed to rebalance your energy for optimal health. It takes just a few minutes to insert the needles, but you will rest with them inserted for a while.