NOBODY likes getting the needle.
But with acupuncture, a little prick can make all the difference.
And now the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) has formally approved its use to treat lower back pain on the Rock.
The GHA ratified the use of acupuncture after 11 physiotherapists were taught the practice at the GHA School of Health Studies last year.
John Cortes, Minister of Health, said: “They are a group of professionals whose contribution to the care of patients is often overlooked, but is absolutely vital.”