The art of inserting fine needles into particular points on the body is a body of knowledge that comes to us from ancient times and is mystifying to most people. It is also highly effective. It is not always dramatic, and for many conditions good results take persistent work, but for a practitioner like myself, with decades of experience, I can still be amazed at the speed and simplicity with which a person’s pain level or mind state can be altered. It feels like the human body has been hard-wired with an in-built health promotion/re-balancing system, designed to be needled in order to generate therapeutic benefit.