Acupuncture is a traditional healing therapy in which fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body to alleviate various symptoms or conditions. Treatment will include a consultation about your complaint, taking the pulse, and observation of the tongue. Diagnosis and treatment are person-centred. All the symptoms you may present with are assessed to find your unique pattern of imbalance. Each patient is unique – two people with the same western medical diagnosis may well receive different acupuncture treatments.