Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical treatment that regulates functions of organs to correct pathological changes. Results are accomplished by stimulating certain areas of the external body i.e. strengthening weakened parts so they can keep up with the rest. A wide range of illnesses can be treated by acupuncture. Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine stainless steel needles into the body surface at vital points. Using sterilised disposable needles, the treatment is virtually painless.