Acupuncture is an extremely gentle medicine that is suitable for most people including babies and children. It can be, and often is, used alongside conventional medicine.
Many people come to acupuncture for help with particular symptoms or to relieve specific pains like osteoarthritis of the knee. Some use acupuncture because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis. Others choose acupuncture simply to enhance their feeling of wellbeing.
Although some people turn to acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or condition, others choose to have treatment to help maintain good health or simply to improve their general sense of wellbeing. Because acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it is all about you and what you need, and this differs from person-to-person.