The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) has found that more people are turning to traditional acupuncture to alleviate symptoms caused by the emotional strains of everyday life.
A recent survey reveals that the tolls of the 21st century are affecting younger people with under-40s seeking traditional acupuncture treatment for emotional issues such as depression, stress and anxiety.
57% of those citing emotional issues are under 40 – a third of who are men – with Londoners representing the highest proportion of sufferers than elsewhere in the UK.
With people working longer hours and dealing with the economic and social pressures of today, many are finding it hard to cope.
The BAcC research revealed that the top three emotional issues for which acupuncture treatment is sought are depression (18%), anxiety (13%) and insomnia (10%) with stress following closely behind.
At least one person in every six becomes depressed in the course of their lives. One in 20 is clinically depressed*. Complementary medicines are playing a bigger part in the way patients tackle mental health issues.
Gisela Norman, BAcC member and traditional acupuncture practitioner said: “Depression is actually one of the most common health issues we are approached about.
An acupuncture session completely focuses on the patient and hears what they experience. It involves one-to-one time in order to understand them as an individual with their treatment plan specifically tailor made.
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