Elle Macpherson likes

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Model Elle Macpherson is a fan of tra­di­tional Chi­nese medicine. “I have a very holis­tic per­spec­tive on health,” says Macpherson. “I have acupunc­ture reg­u­larly and I see a Chi­nese doc­tor who treats most com­mon ail­ments with herbs.”

Acupunc­ture fo­cuses on pre­ven­tion as well as treat­ment. A reg­is­tered acupunc­tur­ist in­serts nee­dles into points along your body’s en­ergy chan­nels which en­cour­ages the flow of chi en­ergy to main­tain well­ness, ex­plains Waveny Hol­land from the Aus­tralian Acupunc­ture & Chi­nese Medicine As­so­ci­a­tion. “It’s used for pain, mi­graines, in­juries, stress, gy­nae­co­log­i­cal con­di­tions and a wide range of other health dis­or­ders,” she says.

Ster­ile, dis­pos­able nee­dles are used and you might feel a slight sen­sa­tion, de­pend­ing on where the acupunc­ture point is. Fol­low­ing a ses­sion, Hol­land says you may feel re­laxed or ex­pe­ri­ence im­me­di­ate pain re­lief.

Try it if… You want drug-free pain re­lief.

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