News from Sussex Osteopath & Complementary Health Clinic: Could acupuncture be the answer to your anxiety condition?

News from Sussex Osteopath & Complementary Health Clinic: Could acupuncture be the answer to your anxiety condition?

Acupuncture offers new hope in treating depression & anxiety 

New research suggests that anxiety is often suffered in silence, as over two thirds of the estimated three million UK sufferers fail to seek treatment.

The study carried out by the British Acupuncture Council and Anxiety UK, to mark the World Mental Health Day (10th October), questioned whether sufferers are currently aware of all the alternative options available to them.

The study found that, for many, anxiety is an ongoing issue, with two thirds of sufferers enduring the condition for over 5 years. 66.5% admit that they just ‘try and get on with things’ rather than seek help for the issue, even though half of the sufferers asked stated that the condition affects their career and relationships. Anxiety UK believed this could be down to a lack of understanding, affordability as well as access issues when it comes to the options available, especially complementary therapies such as acupuncture.

Despite over two-thirds (67.5%) of acupuncture practitioners experiencing an increase number of patients coming in for help with anxiety over recent years, almost all (96.3%) still don’t think many people are aware that acupuncture can aid the condition. The independent study was carried out jointly on behalf of the British Acupuncture Council and Anxiety UK to help increase awareness of how the traditional acupuncture can help those with anxiety disorders.

If you would like more information about how acupuncture could help you, or to make an appointment with our acupuncturist Mark Hire, please contact us Tel: 01273 835116

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