Acupuncture at Torquay Chinese Medicine is one of the most popular treatments - and for good reason! For most people, acupuncture is a pleasant and enjoyable experience that they look forward to. After a Chinese medicine diagnosis is made, and treatment principles have been decided upon by your Chinese medicine practitioner, fine, sterile, single-use needles are inserted into various points on the body's surface (known as 'Acupoints') in order to stimulate the flow of energy and blood. The depth that the needles are inserted is dependant on the location of each specific acupoint. Some needles are inserted as superficially as 1mm, where as others are inserted to a depth of 50mm. The needles are usually retained for approximately 15-20 minutes, during which time the patient usually rests and relaxes on the treatment bed. For information on how to make an appointment for acupuncture, click here.