Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into specific acupoints to correct “blood and Qi” disorders and harmonise the functions and structures of the body. The number of needles can vary from 2 to 15 and they are left in place for approximately 15 to 30 minutes. Qi or Chi acupuncture is a specific type of acupuncture that can be successfully used to treat or reduce symptoms in a variety of disorders.