Acupuncture – not just needles!

An image of acupuncture being performedAcupuncture is a treatment that has evolved from ancient Chinese medicine. Yes – it involves needles – very fine ones – which are inserted in specific points of the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes. It’s one of the most well-known forms of complementary medicine and has been around for thousands of years.

What are the Benefits of Acupuncture?

Many people find that Acupuncture helps to reduce pain – including chronic pain. Some people use Acupuncture to help their immune system.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific sites – known as acupuncture points, or acupoints. The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin.

Trained Acupuncture practitioners treat the points of your body that suit your specific requirements.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

The idea of inserting a needle into your body suggests pain! In fact, Acupuncture rarely hurts. The most that people experience is a dull ache around the base of the inserted needle, or a slight tingling feeling when the needle is inserted. Points at the extremities, like toe or finger ends, can sometimes be a little sharp, but the sensation is usually brief.

Would you like to try Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is available at our Centre in Letchworth. To find out more, call us on 01462  684 214 – or email

You may also be interested in our APS Pain Clinic.