As the influence of China continues to infiltrate the west, traditional Chinese medicines and practices have boomed in popularity. Currently over one million people in the UK are using acupuncture as a way to cure illnesses. In China, the growth has also been noticed. A return to the traditional has seen courses for studying Chinese medicine become oversubscribed.
A recent BBC documentary takes us on a journey from the UK to our fair city to investigate the practice and uses of acupuncture (this includes an open heart surgery with nothing more than needles to stop the pain). Enjoy, squirm, think.