Acupuncture For Back Pain
Low back pain seems to hit everyone at some point in life. Whether it’s a new ache or long-lived issues, acupuncture is here to help! Instead of turning to pain killers or surgery, consider giving the world’s longest continually practiced medicine a try- you may be surprised at the results!
From a Western medical perspective acupuncture relieves back pain by relieving muscle tension while encouraging the brain to release various body chemicals in order to help with the pain and jump-start the healing process. Studies conducted on acupuncture and back pain have shown acupuncture to be a safe and effective alternative to traditional treatments. In fact, at a study conducted at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, researchers concluded that acupuncture is a better treatment strategy than the current standard treatment plan for low back pain.
From the Chinese medicine viewpoint, back pain is a symptom of greater imbalance. Acupuncturists put needles in exact locations to direct the body’s energy, or qi, in a way that re-establishes balance. This not only activates the body’s ability to heal itself but also repairs the condition from the root cause, which leads to longer-lasting result than a pill can produce.
If you are experiencing back pain that hasn’t responded to traditional Western medicine treatment, such as epidural steroid injections, or you would like to try and get lasting relief without medications or surgery, call us to give acupuncture a try.