Productivity: How Can Your Business Improve It?

Productivity: How Can Your Business Improve It?

In November 2016, the Office for Budget Responsibility revised the UK’s growth estimates for the next five years. It warned of greater uncertainty ahead, possibly slowing growth.  In response, some point to the world economy as the problem, others to Brexit and the protracted process that comes with it. But productivity is an ongoing issue.

Productivity is a long-term problem and there does not seem to be a definitive answer about how to fix it. However, rather than look at the bigger picture, there are ways that businesses can address productivity issues locally.  Perhaps in doing so, it may help things move in a more positive direction on a national scale.

With the UK losing 6.5 days annually per employee, through sickness absence and stress, are there ways of tackling this?


Exploring Alternatives

“Acupuncture can definitely help when it comes to employees’ health and wellbeing,” states Cheshire-based acupuncture practitioner Emma Guy. “It is a very old, traditional form of Chinese medicine, but it acts on the body in ways that absolutely addresses contemporary ailments.”

Emma’s practice, Acupuncture That Works, has plenty of experience dealing with patients with issues that reverberate across the economy and affect a great number of businesses.

“I have helped many patients suffering from stress, which has come from the jobs they’ve been doing,” she says.

Stress can be a debilitating condition, not just mentally and emotionally, but also because it can present itself in very physical ways.


“Physical problems such as headaches, insomnia and chronic muscle pain can appear alongside anxiety or depression.  Acupuncture can be really effective in alleviating stress, and this is backed up by promising results from a number of studies”

Emma Guy, Acupuncture That Works


How Does Acupuncture Work?

“Acupuncture releases energy,” Emma explains. “Using needles, we stimulate the nervous system, allowing the release of neurochemicals in the brain. This promotes a chemical shift in the body.”

The process, using high quality, disposable needles, is safe and causes minimum discomfort.

“People can experience anxiety about needles before a session,” Emma says, “but the actual experience is more like a slight pressure.”

Businesses are encouraged to be innovative and forward-thinking. This could be extended to include how they approach employee wellbeing and help improve their productivity and performance.


“Acupuncture may appear exotic, but it’s a well-established, alternative technique, and I continue to see positive results in my patients”

Emma Guy, Acupuncture That Works


“It is always worth considering the alternatives,” Emma concludes. “Often it is the thing you’ve not thought of first that provides the right solution”

To discover more about how Acupunture That Works can improve productivity and performance in your workplace:

Only trained and licensed acupuncture practitioners should carry out acupuncture treatments. Always look for an ATCM-approved acupuncturist.  ATCM is the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture UK.