Very fine needles are inserted into the body at the location of acupuncture points, stimulating Qi (energy) and balancing meridian systems, harmonising yin and yang within the body, restoring homeostasis, preventing illness and promoting recovery.


As the De Qi is being activated in the body, sometimes sensations of heaviness or tingling can be felt around the acupuncture point or along the meridian. This is normal and indicates that the body is responding to the treatment.

Acupuncture should not hurt or cause discomfort, it is a gentle therapy and is very different to dry needling techniques.