At each treatment, specific acupuncture points will be selected according to your symptoms as well as your underlying energy pattern. Sealed, sterile, disposable needles are used, the needles are much finer than those used for injections and blood tests and may be inserted and removed immediately or retained in situ or a few minutes depending on the treatment being administered. A momentary tingling sensation or a slight dull ache may be experienced but this does vary with the individual. Most people who come for acupuncture treatment find the experience very relaxing and enjoyable, despite any initial scepticism or reservations about needles.

Alongside the treatment of specific health conditions, most people experience many of the following additional benefits. An increase in energy levels, vitality and wellbeing. Feeling more positive, calm and relaxed and better able to cope better with stress. An improvement in hair skin and nails, positive changes can be noted in sleep, mental alertness and clarity of thinking. Strengthened immune systems guard against colds and infections. Libido and fertility can also benefit from acupuncture treatment.