Have you experienced back pain lately? A normal person would instantly go to the pharmacy and get their hands on an over-the-counter pain relief medicine. Easy, right? However, there are times where these medicines can only provide relief for a short period of time.
I know this suggestion may sound “old” or “ancient”, but you could try Back Pain Acupuncture. Promise! You will not be called “grandma or grandpa”.
Pain relief acupuncture is a traditional form of medicine dated thousands of years ago and has originated in China.
Though the Era of Modern Sciences paved the way for advancement in medical treatments, Acupuncture is still a thriving alternative form of medicine if you opt for a more holistic approach to pain relief.
How does Acupuncture Work?
You may not know this, but our body is made up of different Qi’s. Qi is a Chinese term which refers to the energy flow created along the pathways that connect the acupuncture points in the body. The aim of acupuncture is to move around one’s stuck Qi and balance the body’s overall energy. In this case, needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These natural chemicals upon release may trigger the release of other chemicals which can normalize bodily functions to alleviate the pain and symptoms.
Who Needs Acupuncture?
Pain relief is the main reason patients seek acupuncture treatment. Pain relief acupuncture is not only able to relieve chronic pain like back and neck pain, but it can also help in coping up with the side effects of chemotherapy during cancer treatment. It can also help in patients with digestive and autoimmune conditions. What is amazing with this treatment is that it also helps even in infertility issues and even alleviate depression or anxieties in patients. Neat, right? For more information on what conditions may benefit from Acupuncture, see this article from John Hopkins Medicine.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Absolutely – As long as the treatment is being administered by a trained and licensed acupuncturist. This form of medical treatment involves a precise placement of sterile needles about as thin as strands of hair into the body’s acupuncture points which are called meridians.
When needles are placed incorrectly, this can cause pain, discomfort and worsening of symptoms. Thus, a thorough examination of the patient is needed before inserting the needles. The acupuncturist will need a walkthrough of the patients’ medical history as well as the current symptoms to properly assess the treatment that the patient would need. And trust us, it does not even hurt one bit.
Where can I get Acupuncture Treatment?
Acupuncture is more common in Asia especially in China where it originated. But in the recent years, this treatment has also been popular in the US when people want to try something beyond the Western medicine-based approach.
Health and wellness clinics that offer Acupuncture can be found all over the US. If you are situated in Colorado or near the area, Marchand Orthopedic Acupuncture are experts in Back Pain Relief Acupuncture. Be safe during this pandemic and book an appointment.