The ages-old practice of acupuncture has been used to successfully restore health to the body for over 3000 years since its origins in ancient China. Central to this form of therapy is the theory that the body has numerous paths through which energy is channeled that may become blocked, causing sickness. By inserting fine needles into exact points along these pathways, this energy can be restored. Patients can experience alleviation of pain and illness at a Palatine acupuncture facility.
Shiatsu is one of the oldest forms of massage therapy. Although, it is a distinctly Japanese massage therapy, its roots can be traced back to China. The basis of shiatsu is using acupressure points. Shiatsu views the body holistically. According to these principles, energy is thought to flow through the body. This massage therapy detects blockages of energy flow and seeks to release these blockages in the body.