One of the most ancient forms of healing, acupuncture has been practised in China for 3.000 years. Acupuncture means ‘needle piercing’. Very fine needles are inserted into the skin to stimulate specific points in order to improve health. The needles are inserted a little way in, twiddled and either removed instantly or left in for about 20-30 minutes. In the hands of a fully trained and registered acupuncturist, this is a safe and effective treatment. People who dislike needles can be treated with lasers, heat or small electrical probes.