Independent Researcher, Carahealth, Ireland
*Corresponding Author: Carina Harkin BHSc.Nat.BHSc.Hom.BHSc.Acu. Cert IV TAE. MPH (pend), Independent Researcher, Carahealth Galway Ireland, MPH student UCC, College Rd, University College, Cork, Ireland.
Received: November 06, 2019; Published: December 31, 2019
Work related illness (WRI) is physical or mental illness caused by or aggravated by work. WRI affects individuals, their families, employers, the health system, the economy and the community. The two largest categories of WRI are musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and stress, anxiety and depression (SAD). Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics indicate over a million workers are injured or made ill by their workplace in the United Kingdom each year. In 2016/17 the total cost of workplace self-reported injuries and ill health was £15 billion with ill health being the biggest proportion of total costs at 65% (£9.7 billion) and work place injury resulting in around 35% (£5.2 billion). The Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) treatment modality of Auricular Acupuncture (AA) has been used for over 2500 years, to treat illness and provides a cost effective treatment modality for WRI including MSD and SAD.
Keywords: Auricular Acupuncture (AA); Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD); Stress, Anxiety and Depression (SAD); Work Related Illness (WRI); Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Citation: Carina Harkin. “Auricular Acupuncture (AA) for Work Related Illness (WRI); Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) and Stress, Anxiety and Depression (SAD)". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.1 (2020): 153-158.
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