A group of adults was chosen from a group of adults with chronic non-responding anxiety who have been through the NHS system with no effect. This group of people are currently costing the NHS a huge amount of money, with no beneficial outcome.
The study had already had some pilot studies carried out.
Two groups were formed, one acting as a control group and the other were treated for 10 weeks with regular acupuncture anxiety treatment.
The study showed that there was a significant drop in patients stress levels compared to the control group. State anxiety scores went from 57.7 to 38.8, massively significant.
This is what the report stated as a conclusion,
“Acupuncture is a promising intervention for patients with chronic anxiety symptoms that have proven resistant to other forms of treatment.”
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