Chinese Doctors do not ask very many questions and depending on your ailment may only take your pulse and look at your tongue from which they will be able to diagnose the treatment you require. The practice of inserting very fine needles into the skin to stimulate acupoints for therapeutic purposes. Acupuncture can used for a wide range of symptoms or conditions. These include anxiety states, arthritis, asthma, back pain, circulatory problems, depression, facial paralysis, fibrositis, high blood pressure, indeterminate aches and pains, infertility menstrual problems, migraines, rheumatism, sciatica, skin conditions or ulcers.
It has proved to be effective in pregnancy management and for the relief of pain in childbirth. Acupuncture is also helpful for people trying to overcome addictions such as those related to smoking, alcohol, food or drugs. It can also be used alongside conventional medicine in the treatment of both acute and chronic disease.