Acupuncture is part of a system of medicine that originated in China thousands years ago.
The principal method of treatment is by insertion of very fine needles into points which lie beneath the skin. These points may also be treated by warming with a burning herb (moxibustion), by gentle electrical pulse (electro-acupuncture), or by laserå.
Acupuncture is world wide: it is used in almost every country in the world. It is estimated that there are presently 3 millions practicing acupuncturists.
Acupuncture takes years to learn: a qualified practitioner needs many years of study and clinical practice in order to refine his diagnostic and therapeutic skills, acupuncture is a complex system which requires extensive study of the classical theory, profound knowledge of both theory and practice, and the necessary background in western medicine as well.