What does treatment involve?

A number of different diagnostic methods are used to get a complete picture of your health and lifestyle. At your initial consultation a full medical history will be gathered, your pulses will be taken and the practitioner will also look at your tongue. This information allows your practitioner to construct a detailed treatment plan personal to you.

How many treatments will I need?

This will vary from patient to patient. Improvement is usually felt within 4 to 6 treatments, though sometimes fewer may be needed.


Your practitioner may recommend reducing your treatments to fortnightly before stopping. Some patients choose to have monthly or 6-weekly 'top up' treatments to maintain their good health.

Will it hurt?

Acupuncture needles are extremely fine and nothing like the needles used to administer innoculations or to take blood. When the needle is inserted, you may feel a dull ache or a tingling sensation.

Is it safe?

In short: yes. The results of two independent surveys published in the British Medical Journal in 2001 (MacPherson et al and White et al, both BMJ 2001) concluded the risk of serious adverse reaction to acupuncture is less than 1 in 10,000.


As a member of the British Acupuncture Association (BAA), Kyla adheres to the strict safety standards that they have set. Only single-use, sterile, and disposable needles are used and the most stringent hygiene practices are followed at all times to ensure your safety.