Acupuncture For Stress and Anxiety

in Camberwell, London SE5 and  Shoreditch, London E1.

 

 Feeling Stressed? Anxious?

Many research studies show acupuncture for stress and anxiety is faster than treatment with drugs, has no side effects and helps the body naturally heal itself.

Commonly treated at Covent Garden Acupuncture, London, around 80% of patients respond within the very first visit, reporting reduced stress levels and feeling less anxious.

A study by the British Acupuncture Council to mark 'Acupuncture Awareness Week' (2nd-8th March 2015) showed that over half of the UK residents surveyed are more stressed now than ten years ago and turn to junk food and booze in a bid to feel better.    

 

The study of 5,000 adults found that a third of us admit to comfort eating when stressed, a quarter confess to drinking alcohol and as a result 1 in 5 admit they put on weight.

Despite 70% saying they are aware prolonged periods of stress can have a long-term impact on their health, almost half of people admit they just put up with it with two thirds saying stress is totally unavoidable in their life. A lack of time (41%), wanting to have it all (25%) and difficulty switching off from work (24%) were cited as the top reasons for the rise of burnt out Brits.

 

Acupuncture has its benefits, in a study published in October 2013 in the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, students who underwent a 20-minute acupuncture session were found to have less anxiety and better memory immediately after treatment than those who didn't have acupuncture.

Although traditional acupuncture has been an integral part of Chinese medicine for nearly two thousand years, particularly as treatment for stress - just 4% of the UK have tried it.

If you are feeling the effects of stress or anxiety get in touch, we can discuss your situation further and see if acupuncture could benefit you. The worse that can happen is that you will come away feeling relaxed.

 

 

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