As we go through our daily routine, we tend to forget the importance of taking care of our bodies. One of the most common physical problems that people may experience is back pain. Back pain can be a debilitating condition for people. Back Pain affects millions of people worldwide, and it can be caused by numerous factors such as poor posture, injuries, and even stress. While traditional methods of dealing with back pain like taking painkillers and doing exercises or stretches can relieve the symptoms, alternative therapies such as acupuncture and cupping have been found to be effective in managing and treating this condition.
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of a thin needle into specific points on and around the body. The theory behind acupuncture is that energy flows through pathways in the body, when the energy is obstructed or blocked this leads to pain and illnesses. Think about the inflammation or swelling that may occur at an injury site or area. Acupuncture stimulates the release of natural pain-relieving chemicals in the body, and it also enhances physical and emotional well-being. Acupuncture may also help to reduce the inflammation or swelling at the site of the injury.
Studies have shown that acupuncture can be effective in treating back pain. In a review of a medical journal research conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, it was found that acupuncture can provide relief from chronic back pain. Acupuncture has also been found to be effective in managing pain associated with other conditions such as osteoarthritis and migraines.
Cupping is another form of traditional Chinese medicine. Cupping involves the use of suction cups or glass cups that create a vacuum on the skin's surface by creating a negative pressure. The suction created with the cups helps to increase blood flow to the area that the cup is placed on and encourages healing. Cupping is believed to relieve muscle tension and promote relaxation, making it an effective treatment for back pain.
Research from medical journals has found cupping to be effective in relieving chronic nonspecific low back pain. A study published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies showed that patients who received cupping therapy had significant improvement in back pain compared to those who received conventional or Western Medical treatments.
Back pain can be an adverse condition that affects our daily lives. Conventional treatments of back pain can be effective like going to the physiotherapist, however, alternative therapies like acupuncture and cupping have been found to be as equally beneficial, and in some outcomes, it may even be better. Research studies have provided ample evidence supporting the effectiveness of these practices, making acupuncture and cupping a great option for the management of back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, feel free to book a 15-minute complimentary consultation and see if acupuncture at Acute Acupuncture, Wellington is right for you. Thank you for taking the time to read this Blog Post, don't forget to like, subscribe, and share this post. If you have any more questions or concerns check out our Acute-Acupuncture Wellington Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), as we find these help to answer most people's questions.