ALMOST a third of people admit to having poor posture, which means we're heading for a back pain epidemic.
Next week is Acupuncture Awareness Week (March 3-10)and many practitioners are concentrating specifically on back pain and the lifestyle choices that are putting our backs under unnecessary strain.
Some 2.3 million acupuncture treatments are carried out each year in the UK, making it one of the most popular complementary therapies.
But like many alternative treatments, acupuncture is often still misunderstood. I visited top acupuncturist Maureen Cromey, who trained in Chinese medicine and has 26 years' experience in acupuncture, for treatment and also to sort out the facts from the fiction concerning the therapy.
This week is National Acupuncture Awareness Week, which aims to promote the traditional Chinese remedy.
Scarborough practitioners have been out and about in the town centre to promote Acupuncture Awareness Week, which comes to and end on Monday.
Prisoners are being offered 'holistic therapies' on Drug Recovery WingsTreatments for criminals include yoga, acupuncture and 'tissue massage'
Not sure about the point of acupuncture? Read our quick guide to how this 2000-year-old practice can help, and what to expect
Gillian Berry MBAcC recommends acupressure to help control restless sleep
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