Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine sterilised needles into the skin at locations in the body known as acupuncture points. These points lie throughout the body and a number of biomedical studies have shown that Acupuncture treatment can stimulate nerve impulses, influence levels of hormones and neurotransmitters in the body as well as change the body's perception of pain in order to help with a range of health issues.

Acupuncture is one of the most widely practiced complementary medical treatments in the UK.  It is offered by traditional acupuncturists as well as GPs, physiotherapists, midwives and nurses.