How does it work?
An acupuncturist can identify 12 meridians or channels which can be disturbed by a number of factors. Leaving the needles in for approximately 20 minutes, helps to correct any imbalances in these channels and transmits impulses to the part of the brain responsible for releasing endorphins. These are the body's natural pain-killing hormones which also play a role in the functioning of the hormonal system. The needles are very fine and flexible and usually inserted only a few millimetres, the experience is often described as relaxing.
Acupuncture or acupressure can be used on it's own or in combination with other techniques to reduce pain and promote relaxation.