Were originally made from stone, bamboo, bone and gold. Now they’re individual, pre packaged, sterilised, single use and made from stainless steel. They are much smaller than hypodermic needles, aprox the width of a human hair.
It Really Is Enjoyable
Even though the thought of needles being inserted into the body does not sound enjoyable, it is mostly pain free and many patients report how relaxing they find treatment
Acupuncturists train for almost 4 years in the UK. Many complete a BSc or BA in Acupuncture and hold a License to Practice Acupuncture. This means they have undergone extensive training and supervised practice. To be a member of the British Acupuncture Council acupuncturist undertake yearly further training and development and many practice with continued supervision and support. When looking for a practitioner make sure you find a qualified acupuncturist registered with the British Acupuncture Council. www.acupuncture.org.uk
Everyone is doing it
2.3 million of us had an acupuncture treatment last year, making it one of the most popular and respected complementary therapies.
It’s not just for pain
Most people try acupuncture to help with pain but there are many other conditions acupuncture is excellent for. Fertilty, menopause, anxiety and depression, insomnia, irregular periods, digestive disorders to name a few.
The British Acupuncture Council
Is the UK’s largest professional/ self-regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture. See The British Acupuncture Council