Acupuncture for Back Pain
Back pain is the number one reason that people seek out acupuncture – and with good reason. Acupuncture, combined with cupping, massage, gua sha and other traditional Chinese medicine techniques, can produce immediate and lasting relief from pain.
Your back contains a range of muscles, ligaments, and tendons, along with a vast array of nerve connections, and when it hurts, it can make everyday activities challenging, frustrating or even impossible.
Whatever the origin of your back pain, there is a good chance that acupuncture can help you manage that pain. And, unlike pain medications or surgeries, acupuncture treatment for back pain typically results in minimal to no side effects.
By stimulating specific points on the body, acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system to release chemical neurotransmitters from the brain that can reduce pain and inflammation and encourage the body’s own natural healing processes. Cupping, gua sha and massage can further stimulate areas of pain and break up stagnation, bringing blood flow and much-needed nutrients to areas of tissue damage, helping these areas to heal faster and more completely.