If you’re suffering from back or neck pain, acupuncture is a reliable and proven way to relieve your symptoms.
With evidence of its existence dating to at least 1600 BCE, acupuncture is one of the oldest pain treatments known to man. It is also used to treat a variety of other afflictions, including nausea, smoking, addiction, inflammation, anxiety, depression and many others.
How it works
As one of several therapeutic treatments that together form Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture is performed by placing very thin needles, which are not painful, at various points of the body (depending on the ailment being treated).
The process stimulates the production of endorphins, which are produced by the pituitary gland and have an analgesic, pain-relieving effect on the body. They help to block the pathways through which pain messages are sent to the brain.
The relief is accompanied by general relaxation and biochemical restoration of the body’s internal regulation systems.
For Your Back Pain
A great majority of back pain is caused by strains to the muscles and ligaments of the lower back. Sudden back pain, like that felt when you pick up a heavy object the wrong way, is often due to a muscle tear or ligament strain from the over exertion.
The pain is compounded when the muscles around the injured area tighten in an attempt to avoid painful movement and further injury.
By relaxing muscles and tissue, and improving circulation to injured or painful areas, acupuncture allows blood and much-needed nutrients to flow back into the area to help repair the injured tissue. The body’s natural healing abilities also reduce inflammation and promote physical and mental well-being.
And your back feels great!