Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine. Fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes. It is used in many NHS general practices, as well as the majority of pain clinics and hospices in the UK. (Acupuncture, no date)

The practice of inserting very fine, single use, sterile needles into the skin to stimulate acupoints for therapeutic purposes. Acupuncture has been practiced in China and the Far East for thousands of years as an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is a safe and effective system of healing that can be used to treat people of all ages with a wide range of illnesses.

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