Ten ways traditional acupuncture can help ease back pain
June 27th, 2018 9 post views
I’m James Revell a Doctor of Chiropractic and Clinic Director at Lushington Chiropractic in Eastbourne and I would like to share some tips on ten ways traditional acupuncture can help ease back pain.
I have worked in Eastbourne since 2004. Here at Lushington Chiropractic in Eastbourne we provide a range of treatments and acupuncture is one of them. Traditional acupuncture is one of the most popular complementary therapies practised in the UK today. It involves gently placing extremely fine, sterile needles at specific points on the body to trigger a healing response. As in Chiropractic care traditional acupuncture looks at the root of the condition as well as the symptoms to try to promote longer term health and well-being.
So, if you’re looking for a complementary or alternative treatment in Eastbourne, then I hope you’ll enjoy reading this blog with my tips on ten ways traditional acupuncture can help ease back pain.
Talk about it
If you’re not happy with your current situation or diagnosis, get another opinion – don’t live with pain. Before you commit to having any treatment, the practitioner can discuss your problem and help you understand whether acupuncture can help you.
Personalised for you
Each person is treated as a unique individual so the acupuncture points chosen for one person with lower back pain may be different for another person with the same symptoms.
Contrary to popular belief traditional acupuncture is not scary or painful. Some people are naturally wary of needles but the single use, sterile needles are the same width as a human hair so are extremely fine. To guarantee a high standard of safety and care, it’s important to find a fully qualified and insured acupuncturist registered with the British Acupuncture Council.
Although primarily a chiropractic clinic we work in conjunction with and alongside other healthcare professionals. Dr Carolyn Rubens a local GP and traditional acupuncturist is one of them. To read more about Carolyn please click on the following here
Natural pain relief
By stimulating nerves located in muscles and other tissues traditional acupuncture helps release “happy” hormones including endorphins and oxytocin, which are the body’s natural pain relieving hormones. These hormones can change the way the body processes pain, helping to reduce discomfort.
Traditional acupuncture has been shown to reduce inflammation and swelling by stimulating blood flow to the affected area and dispersing excess fluids to aid healing and recovery.
Get moving again!
Many patients can find that even after one session of traditional acupuncture their mobility and movement will be improved and muscles don’t feel as stiff. The number of sessions required will depend on the individual and whether the pain is chronic.
If you are a back-pain sufferer and are tired continually taking pharmaceutical drugs, traditional acupuncture can potentially reduce the need for the long-term use of medications without the side effects often attributed to them.
Traditional acupuncture treats the whole person – body and mind. When you start to feel the benefit of treatment it can restore hope and positivity.
A short course of acupuncture compared to “usual NHS care” is more cost effective in the long term for persistent lower back pain.
Complementary or alternative
If you are reliant on painkilling tablets traditional acupuncture works just as effectively alongside modern medication but consult with your GP before undertaking additional treatment plans.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog and about how ten ways traditional acupuncture can help ease back pain. For more information on acupuncture or dry needling (Western Medical Acupuncture) practised by Victoria White (Doctor of Chiropractic) alongside her chiropractic treatments please read our other blogs or by visiting our meet the team page at www.LushingtonChiropractic.com.
Chiropractor and Clinic Director at Lushington Chiropractic in Eastbourne