Acupuncture is an ancient practice, involving the insertion of very fine, sterile needles into precise locations at a very shallow depth. Acupuncture needles are inserted into acupuncture points, points are located all over the entire person: on the face, legs, arms, neck, torso, feet, hands, - literally everywhere.
Acupuncture training in the U.K. is a minimum of three years, and is nowadays recognised as a degree. Study involves anatomy, physiology, acupuncture point location, Chinese Medicine theory, Western medical diagnosis, and exams must be passed in all these subjects.
Five Element Acupuncture is based on the perception of there being five different element types of people, diagnosis is made using colours seen on the face, the odour emanating from each person, their voice, their symptoms and their psychology.