I contacted Emma to ask for her help at the start of 2014. I work in a high-pressure, demanding job and was already being treated by a counsellor to help resolve issues I had with anxiety, stress and mild depression. Physically, I was suffering from chronic tension-type headaches that persisted even though I had started to feel better emotionally. I had refused to use drugs to manage my symptoms, so was open to the possibility of accessing an alternative therapy to accompany the cognitive changes I was making with the counsellor’s guidance. It’s proven to be one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long while.
Emma’s approach is exactly what I’d been seeking; her compassion, empathy and knowledge immediately made me feel assured. As somebody who is often insistent about understanding how something works, she was more than happy to explain the theories and – importantly, the practical application – behind what she is attempting to achieve. The results have been exceptional, and I credit Emma unconditionally for that! She is able to transmit the faith she has in what she does to me with an ease that I still find a bit mind-blowing.
The headaches have all but cleared, and I am able to approach each day with so much more clarity and focus than I’d been able to previously. Acupuncture has been a complement to talking therapy for me, but an absolutely essential one in assisting me to make the positive progress I have craved following the most challenging time – personally and professionally – I’ve known in my lifetime.
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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.