So What Can We Do To Fight Back Pain?
I'm sure you came across all sorts of medication, products and techniques on your road to back pain relief. Some of them were more successful, some less, but since you are still searching for answers, I can imagine you are not pleased with the methods you previously tried out.
Before I go on to talk about using acupuncture to cure back pain, let me just say that I believe in others back pain relieve techniques as well. I've had great success with, so called, McKenzie exercises, various back pain products (body back buddy and Theracane), yoga etc.
So, the reason I am writing this article today is not to tell you that every other method sucks, I am here to offer you just one more tool you can "put in your back pain relief toolbox."
What Is Acupuncture And How It Can Help You?
I'm sure you've, at least, heard about acupuncture, but let me say a few words about it. It is actually an ancient Chinese practice of inserting needles at certain, very specific, parts of our body, dots, if you will.
There are over 2000 of those dots, and they are considered to be connected by various paths. Those paths allow energy (or chi) to flow around our body.
When we experience pain, it is believed that something is disrupting the flow of energy. And the best ways to do so, is by stimulating respected dots using needles.
Benefits Of Acupuncture
One of the great tings about acupuncture is, if done by an experienced professional, the entire procedure is risk free and has no side effects.
The Western medicine tried to explain the effects of acupuncture, and it was determined that acupuncture will help you by:
- Stimulating your nervous system. The stimulation of nervous system actually triggers the release of various chemicals into the muscles, relaxing them and relieving you of pain.
- Releasing the natural opioids. It may sound strange, but our brain can release certain chemicals that will lessen the pain we are feeling.
- Speeding up electromagnetic impulses. This goes hand in hand with previous points, since it will further promote and speed up the flow of chemical brain will release to help relieve us of pain.