Acupuncture is the insertion of needles into the skin and underlying tissues in key trigger points. Stimulation of these points is thought to induce rhythmic discharges which cause a release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers and certain hormones into the system. Dr Michael Curtin is the Acupuncturist at ICE Ampthill but all physiotherapists may use acupuncture as an adjunct to their conventional treatment if required