Spreading the word about acupuncture

141004'Acupuncture Awareness Week'Brendan O'Sullivan and Amanda Flanagan handing out tips and leaflets.'Picture by Neil Silk'03/03/14
141004'Acupuncture Awareness Week'Brendan O'Sullivan and Amanda Flanagan handing out tips and leaflets.'Picture by Neil Silk'03/03/14
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Scarborough practitioners have been out and about in the town centre to promote Acupuncture Awareness Week, which comes to and end on Monday.

Brendan O’Sullivan and Amanda Flanagan, pictured, handed out leaflets and chatted to passers-by about the benefits of acupuncture.

The pair, who are based at new premises at Northstead Manor Drive in Peasholm, are in the process of organising an open day and are currently offering a free 15-minute consultation at the clinic or over the phone.

Brendan, who has been in acupuncture practice for over 30 years, is hoping to make people aware that unhealthy habits and sedentary lifestyles can put them at increased risk of back pain.

A recent survey has shown that almost 80 per cent of people suffer with back pain, yet admit to behaviours that put their backs under unnecessary strain.

To find out more, go to www.acupuncture.org.uk

Picture by Neil Silk 141004