Acupuncture may involve a tiny amount of temporary discomfort but it is not painful and the benefits are huge.

Most patients feel relaxed and calm. Some patients might feel a little drowsy for a few hours.

The herbs will taste unusual and sometimes bitter at first but you will get used to the taste very quickly.

Most conditions require a course of four to six treatments.

The initial consultation is free. Treatments cost £30-£35 per half hour and £35-£40 per hour. Herbal tea costs £35 for a week's supply.

Yes it is recommended but you can try and get an appointment on the day. Dr Yao will always give you immediate advice and arrange treatment for you.