Acupuncture Awareness Week 27th February to 4th March

The first ever Acupuncture Awareness Week in the UK, supported by the British Acupuncture Council, will take place on the 27th February to 4th March. The week aims to give consumers all the information they need about acupuncture treatment and what to expect as well as increasing awareness of illness prevention and the wellbeing benefits of acupuncture.

As we all embrace a more integrated approach to health care, interest in acupuncture has increased from both the general public and medical profession and it is now one of the most popular forms of complementary medicine in the UK.

The British Acupuncture Council has carried out an independent survey of 3,000 people to discover what people already know about acupuncture and what myths surround this type of medicine. As a result of the survey, the British Acupuncture Council is creating a micro-website  www.introducingacupuncture.co.uk which aims to explain what acupuncture is, how it works, how it can help patients and how to find a credible practitioner. There will be videos to watch and answers to the questions people most frequently ask about acupuncture.

During Acupuncture Awareness Week, there will be articles and interviews in the national press and Clare Nasir, GMTV weather girl and TV presenter, will be talking about her experience of using acupuncture for fertility.

In the meantime, if you want to find out more, you can always take a look at the British Acupuncture Council main website, www.acupuncture.org.uk , where you will also be able to find details on that site of practitioners in your area.

Julie Devlin
Acupuncturist
Syston Health Centre