Acupuncturist prepares to tap needle into patients hand

Acupuncture is by now so well known in the West that it needs little describing.

The fine needles, if skilfully inserted, are often hardly felt.  They may be inserted quite far from the area of the complaint, for example points on the foot may help relieve a headache.  If you have been put off by seeing photos of porcupine-like rows of needles, be reassured; I rarely use more than 5 or 6 points in my treatments.

Acupuncture is famous for relieving pain, but can do so much more.  Digestive or hormonal difficulties, circulatory or respiratory problems may all be helped by acupuncture.

Receiving acupuncture sometimes feels like being “re-wired” – it is surprisingly relaxing as the body and mind re-adjust to a state of balance.