( Group sessions )
Up to half a million people in the UK experience work-related stress every year, which often results in illness (Health and Safety Executive 2011).The signs of stress can vary from one individual to the next (NHS Choices 2011). Most people who get regular acupuncture treatment will tell you that they feel relaxed and peaceful during and after treatment and they also seem to handle the big and small stresses and challenges of life with greater ease. Workplace acupuncture is a professional, licensed and affordable acupuncture delivered to your workplace. By bringing acupuncture to your workplace, employees can enjoy a relaxing treatment without having to leave the office!
How will it work in the office?I will show up at your workplace will all my own supplies. All needles are sterilised and disposed of after treatment.
Treatment at your place of workThe treatment requires a private room with chairs. I will tailor the visit for your office specifically. Treatment consists of filling in a brief health questionnaire followed by ear acupuncture. Any need for a discussion on medical history will be done discreetly. Needles are placed in each ear so patients can easily receive a treatment fully dressed while sitting in a chair.
How workplace acupuncture treatmentsIt is important that all patients have eaten before the treatment. The treatment should not be administered to patients on an empty stomach. Treatment is carried out in a group setting of up to 6 people per hour and a half and I can see up to 12 people within 3 hours. Employees are organized into small groups and each patient is allocated a time to enter the room (usually every ten minutes). The needles remain in place between 20 to 40 minutes depending on the time available to the employee to leave the desk. Ideally the needles should be in left place for 30 minutes but even a 20 minute treatment will be effective. Patients are encouraged to remain quiet whilst the needles are in place. Patients will usually feel an immediate impact, as relaxation generally occurs within minutes of the treatment beginning.
Advantages of Ear AcupunctureAfter treatments, people report: increased mental clarity, improved ability to cope, improved alertness, improved ability to sleep, reduction of aches and pains, reduction of depression and anxiety (AWB, 2009).
- Ear acupuncture in a group setting can be a soothing way to receive acupuncture for the first time. It is also a great treatment to have if you are short on time, but still want a holistic, balancing treatment.
- Ear acupuncture is less expensive than private acupuncture because of the time, the group setting.
The benefits for the employer:
- Reduced absenteeism
- Strengthens mental focus and increases alertness
- Promotes integrity to your employees
- Defines your company as progressive
Juliet is a deeply intuitive and knowledgeable practitioner and I always leave feeling calm, balanced and restored after a treatment with her.