Low Back Pain
The people we help the most often are those seeking relief from low back pain. Acupuncture is wonderfully effective in reducing or eliminating pain, resolving blockages and tightness in the muscles and healing injuries to the spine, especially when combined with other therapies such as massage and chiropractic.
Doctors have effectively used acupuncture for low back pain for thousands of years. Accidents and lifting injuries are so common, fortunately acupuncture is a well known treatment for a sore or injured back.
According to Chinese medical theory, acupuncture works to promote circulation, and relieve stagnation of qi and blood. Western science observes that acupuncture increases both the quantity and quality of blood circulation to affected tissues. This allows damaged cells to quickly process and dispose of waste, simultaneously being fed necessary building blocks for repair; additionally a decrease in inflammation.
For chronic conditions of low back pain, treatments may need to be repeated for an extended period of time to achieve long term results. Courses of treatment for several months to a few years are not uncommon. As with most chronic conditions, acupuncture for low back pain provides relief that restores function of normal daily life and activities.