Almost eight out of every 10 Americans report low back pain at some point in their life. That’s 80% of population’s complain. Back pain is one of the most chronic conditions people will look for treatment. Back pain happens to be the biggest reason for people to look for acupuncture treatments. Great news is that acupuncture is one of the most effective treatments for lower back pain.
Acupuncture for back pain involves inserting very thin needles to various depths into strategic points on your body. Acupuncturists work on balancing the energy pathways called Qi. By Inserting needles to well defined points, acupuncturists stimulate the central nervous system. This in turn triggers the release of useful chemicals and hormones into the muscles, spinal cord and brain.
To put in more western terms, acupuncturists provide body the power to heal itself. Insertion of needles by a licensed acupuncturist releases endorphin hormones that kill pain in the body. Acupuncture causes body to produce natural opioids chemicals in brain that lessen or get rid of pain.