With NHS waiting lists getting longer and longer for diagnostic tests and treatment many people are looking for other ways they can fix their health issues. Traditional Chinese medicine has been around for thousands of years and is often used alongside western medicine. There are many different types of Chinese medicine, one being acupuncture. Acupuncture claims to help with a wide range of issues from back problems, stress and anxiety to infertility. It works by inserting tiny needles into certain points on the body to cause stimulation and help improve blood flow, balancing hormone levels and the overall health of a person. Although not all acupuncture methods have been proven successful in medical trials, millions of people turn to it year upon year and often report great success. For fertility, acupuncture has proven to improve the success rate of IVF when used alongside it. There is still a lot to learn about the health benefits of acupuncture, but even if it only works by the placebo effect, it doesn’t really matter as long as it is helping. Acupuncture varies in price but is usually around £50 per session making it not a cheap option buy often less that private treatment.