Newbury Wellbeing Centre is taking part in national Acupuncture Awareness Week by offering taster sessions in aid of Amnesty International on Thursday, 28th February.
Acupuncture Awareness Week takes place from 25 February to 3 March and the Pound Street based centre is aiming to help increase people’s knowledge and understanding of the benefits of acupuncture with half-hour sessions run by practitioner Eileen Bose.
Acupuncture, which originated in ancient China, uses tiny needles, no thicker than a human hair, which are inserted into special acupuncture points in the skin. Stimulating these points is believed to help correct chemical imbalances in the body, and it has been shown to help a wide range of conditions. Today acupuncture has become one of the leading alternative complementary therapies that are practiced in the UK, and each year around 2.3 million treatments are carried out.
Wellbeing Centre owner Claire Bushell said: “Traditional acupuncture is known to be enormously beneficial for helping in a variety of conditions. As I have a fear of needles, I decided to try it myself and can reassure anyone who is hesitant that they needn’t be and that acupuncture is extremely relaxing.
“In order to show the real benefits that acupuncture can bring to sleep and other problems, we’re setting up a multi-bed session on Thursday 28th February with donations going to Amnesty International.”
To book a half hour acupuncture session, call the Wellbeing Centre on 0800 0430713 or for more information, visit www.newburywellbeing.com