Of all the treatments I’ve tried, acupuncture is my favourite. It works by directing the flow of electromagnetic energy in your body so there’s no block.

The main reason I do it is for my lungs, so to strengthen them I have needles inserted on the area of skin between my thumb and forefinger. Just as a vein can go from your toe to hip, so a nerve can go from one area of the body to a completely different part. And what stimulates that nerve isn’t blood but electricity.

Daily Mail, 16 june 1997