People suffering from back pain should know that acupuncture is one of the best ways to overcome it. Acupuncture is one form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that has been practiced for thousands of years. It is an alternative form of treatment to Western medications bringing quick relief to various types of back issues including sciatica if done in the right manner.
Acupuncture treatment for Low Back Pain
For low back pain, acupuncturists usually insert the needles into the back itself particularly near the area where the pain is felt. The needles stimulate the nervous system and transmit signals to specific parts of the brain to help balance the functions of the body systems to achieve homeostasis and alleviate pain. Acupuncture done be a licensed and experienced practitioner can provide you with effective and prompt relief of your ailment. Several rounds of treatment may be necessary if you are suffering from a severe or chronic form of back pain.
More often than not, acupuncture is accompanied by Chinese herbal medicine to quicken the effect of the treatment and hasten the recovery of the patient. These days, the Chinese herbs are usually in the form of tablets, gels or capsules for convenience. Proper consultation with a licensed acupuncturist/herbalist is needed to determine what herbs can be used to properly treat your condition.
More and more Western doctors accept acupuncture as a valid form of treatment; in fact, many of them are practicing acupuncturists themselves. Millions of people who have suffered from low back pain have gotten relief, usually long-term with the help of acupuncture. Some have even had a complete cured of their condition.
The faster you want your pain to be relieved, the more treatments you have to undergo. There are several modalities that can help treat back pain such as muscle balance therapy. There are people with low back pain that requires more than one treatment approach. Multiple approaches can help quicken the treatment and can have longstanding benefits as well.