This will involve a detailed case history being taken in which a number of questions will be asked concerning your current symptoms, medical history, diet, sleeping patterns and emotional state. Your pulse and tongue will also be examined. Once this is done a personalised treatment will follow where very fine sterile, disposable needles are inserted into specific points in your body. The acupuncture points used are not always close to the part of the body where you experience the problem. For example, although you might suffer from headaches, needles may be inserted in your foot or hand. There are a number of other treatments that may be used during a session. These may be cupping, massage, moxa, auricular acupuncture, dietary therapy and lifestyle advice.