Oriental modalities for back problems- much more than just needles

By Adrian Melero Board Certified Acupuncture Physician on August 18th, 2010

When one thinks about acupuncture for back pain, people usually think only about needles. However, needles usually only make about 10% of the modality. While the needle has its role in reducing inflammation, and speeding the healing process, there is more. Usually, the practitioner will incorporate stretching and manual therapy to correct the problem. Also, cupping therapy also helps suck inflammation out the joint. And inflammation, more than anything else is what causes the most impingement and sciatica pain. And finally distal acupoint stimulation and electrical microcurrent can help move and eliminate inflammation and pain.

It is no wonder that Chinese oriental medicine is generally considered a favorite modality to treat back problems.

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2 Responses to “Oriental modalities for back problems- much more than just needles”

  • Janney

    How can i fix back pain when doing ab exercises?

  • Gordana

    ChrisSorry I missed your cmnoemt till now. As for improvement predictions, everyone is different. Some see results in as little as 1 session. With chronic conditions such as yours, I always try to set expectations as follows: You didn’t get this way overnight so likewise, the healing process will probably take time. First session is $150, subsequent sessions are $100. I just sent you email with more info about our getting together.

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