Acupuncture Awareness Week 2014

This week is Acupuncture Awareness week (3rd March – 10th March 2014), supported by the British Acupuncture council this aims to help better inform people about the ancient practice of traditional acupuncture.

In the UK 2.3 million acupuncture treatments are carried out each year, making it one of the most popular complementary therapies practised in the UK today. Despite this fact, and its numerous widely recognised health benefits, many people only discover it as a last resort.

A new study to mark the Acupuncture Awareness week by the British Acupuncture council showed that almost 80% of people suffered with back pain, yet admitted to behaviours that put their backs under unnecessary strain. In this study 50% of people admitted to eating on their lap, 40% to sitting at a desk all day and over a third admitted to watching TV or films in bed. Of the people surveyed almost a third also admitted they slouch most of the time when questioned about their posture, and 74% say they use painkillers to deal with the pain rather than addressing the cause of the problem.

Based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years, acupuncture involves placing extremely fine, sterile needles painlessly at specific points on the body to trigger a healing response.

Statistics show that 41% of people would only consider acupuncture as a last resort, whilst 88% didn’t know the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends acupuncture for persistent, non-specific lower back pain.


At Acupuncture that Works we use traditional Chinese methods with a modern twist, working with you to help you improve. If you want find out more about Acupuncture that Works and the services we offer, call us now on 0800 051 76 88.