Acupuncture is used to restore the proper balance and flow of energy or qi (pronounced "chee") within the body. Qi flows through a highly organized system of channels that course through all the organs and tissues. When qi is not flowing properly through these channels, the imbalance invites disease. Acupuncture needles are inserted in specific "points" along the channels to correct the imbalances and call upon the body's own resources to promote healing. When treating PD, acupuncture is employed when FSR has released the foot blockage so that qi flows through the acupuncture point Stomach 42. The treatment goal is to re-establish the proper flow of energy, especially through the Stomach channel.