I came to see Emma as I have had recurring back problems for a number of years. I work as an overnight delivery driver and have to travel a lot up and down the country and am therefore in my van for a number of hours. The pain would normally be down the left hand side and travel down through my buttock and down my leg sometimes.
After the first 4 to 6 acupuncture treatments I was noticing that the pain was subsiding and that I was able to drive much more comfortably. Whilst my back niggles me from time to time I have found that having regular ‘top up’ acupuncture treatments helps to keep my back issues at bay. I would recommend anyone to try acupuncture.
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According to the British Acupuncture Council ‘around two thirds of adults will experience depression at some point in their lives severe enough to interfere with normal activities’. Depression is a very common mental health problem which affects people from all walks of life regardless of gender or age.
Acupuncture is believed to help depression by stimulating the nervous system which alters the brains’ mood chemistry, increasing the production of serotonin to promote a better mental and physical wellbeing. By stimulating certain acupuncture points studies have shown that it can affect areas of the brain which can reduce stress and pain and well as promoting relaxation by deactivating the ‘analytical’ part of the brain, responsible for anxiety.
The British Acupuncture Councils website shows supporting evidence for the benefits of acupuncture for individuals suffering from depression. According to a systematic reviews drawing on both Chinese and western data it was found that ‘acupuncture was similar in effectiveness to anti-depressant medication’. Acupuncture can also be combined safely with medication such as anti-depressants to help reduce the side effects and promote the beneficial effects.
Acupuncture That Works can offer a range of treatments which could help if you are suffering from depression. For a free initial consolation and to find out more please call us on 0800 051 76 88.