Acupuncture is now widely used and accepted all over the world. In the UK more and more people are finding out what acupuncture can do for them. Many people come to acupuncture for help with specific symptoms. Some use acupuncture because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis. Others choose acupuncture simply to enhance their feeling of wellbeing or to maintain good health as a preventative measure. Acupuncture can be used effectively alongside conventional medicine. Because acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a wide range of conditions. This approach means that each patient’s treatment plan will be different. Many people return to acupuncture again and again because they find it so beneficial.