Acupuncture for Back Pain

Acupuncture for Back Pain

Acupuncture for back pain is available at Perfect Union Body & Mind. Acupuncture involves the insertion of hair thin pre-sterilized needles at the specific acupuncture points that stimulate the nervous system and alleviate the pain. The needles may be left for 15 to 30 minutes or 10 seconds depending upon the location and severity of the back pain.

Acupuncture is based on the theory that energy is constantly traveling through our bodies, and when we’re healthy, that energy is perfectly balanced. However, when those energy levels become worn-out, illness ensues.

Potential benefits of acupuncture for lower back pain relief include:

* Increased circulation

* Decreased levels of stress

* Improved immune system

* Pain relief

* More energy and vitality

Back pain is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide and can be caused by a number of factors. Arthritis in spine, osteoporosis, sitting on uncomfortable chairs and sofas for a long time, disc problems, sciatica and repeatedly lifting heavy weights may cause muscle spasms or pinched nerves.

Whether the back pain is acute (lasting less than six weeks) or chronic (more than three months), acupuncture has been found to be highly effective for their treatment. Availing services of a licensed and experienced acupuncturist would help you alleviate the pain, remove the energy blockage and restore health and harmony.

How Back Pain Acupuncture can provide you immediate relief

According to acupuncture theory, pain is caused by an interruption in the smooth and vigorous flow of Qi (pronounced ‘chee’). Qi is often translated as ‘life force energy.’ It flows throughout the body’s connective tissue along specific pathways called meridians. These are like the rivers that course through the land. The meridians and the acupuncture points found along them flow through every nerve, muscle, tendon, blood vessel and organ – connecting our head to our toes and everything in-between.

Acupuncture triggers the release of natural endorphin, dopamine, and serotonin that alter the perception of pain and promotes deep sleep. Likewise, acupuncture stimulates the secretion of cortisol that affects the immune system and changes the threshold of pain and pleasure. But all

the changes are adjusted by a human feedback system, so the balance of the chemicals can be restored.

As long as the energy flows freely through these pathways, health is maintained. When the flow of energy is either absent, deficient, interrupted, excessive or blocked in an area, health is disrupted, resulting in illness or pain. By stimulating appropriate acupuncture points along these meridians, the energy is released and regulated, and health is restored.