Acupuncture for lower back pain

Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing arts in the world. Acupuncture seeks to treat pain and dysfunction in the body by stimulation of acupoints. An acupoint is a spot of the body that has a two way communication with a certain part of the body. Many of the acupoints relating to lower back pain are located on the bladder meridain which is located on the back of the leg. One of the most powerful points to relax the muscles is located on the bladder meridian on the back of the knee. Acupuncture points are not directly related to nerves or muscles but have been established by trial and error over many years.
A typical acupuncture treatment for lower back pain involves the use of about 30-40 needles that are inserted less than 1/4″ into the skin in the back legs and arm. The ear also contains many powerful acupoints for back pain. Usually the ear is treated with combination of electrical stimulation and acupatches. Electrical stimulation is often effective when combined with needle acupuncture in the lower back. A typical plan of care for lower back pain is about 5 visits over a two week period.

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I help people through chiropractic care and acupuncture.
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