Acupuncture marathon raises cash for Norfolk cancer charity

PUBLISHED: 17:18 15 March 2017 | UPDATED: 17:18 15 March 2017

The acupuncture team at Treat. Picture: Mike Harrington

The acupuncture team at Treat. Picture: Mike Harrington


Four Norfolk acupuncturists have raised £545 for Norfolk’s Big C cancer charity by staging an “acuthon”.

The acupuncture multi-bed marathon in Norwich took place at Treat complementary health care clinic in Heigham Street on Sunday, March 12.

It was organised to coincide with Acupuncture Awareness Week, which took place from March 6 to 12.

Treat acupuncturists Rebecca Geanty, Deborah Trafford, Sam Coxeter and Alan Longcroft volunteered their time to introduce new patients to acupuncture in a multi-bed setting.

The event took place from 9am to 9pm and each 45-minute session cost £12, with proceeds going to Big C.

Ms Geanty, who opened Treat in spring 2016, said: “We were very keen to support a Norfolk charity and we’re delighted with the amount of money raised. We hope that, through Big C, it will help people affected by cancer.

“The acuthon was a great way to introduce new patients to the benefits of acupuncture and we would like to thank everyone who came along.

“Traditional acupuncture is a complementary therapy that can be used to manage conditions ranging from headaches, arthritis and digestive complaints, to back spasms, sciatica, stress and anxiety and a huge number of other ailments.”

Rebecca studied at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading and has been working as an acupuncturist since 2010. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the UK’s largest regulatory body for practitioners of traditional acupuncture.

Today, she has more than 1,300 people on her books and specialises in fertility and pregnancy. Her youngest patient is six and she has also treated her grandmother, who is 96.

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