According to the British Acupuncture Council website “Research has shown that acupuncture is significantly better than no treatment and at least as good as (if not better than) standard medical care for back pain”.
Typically, however, acupuncture is used in addition to other treatments for back pain and as such, whilst it can be used as a stand-alone, we would advise taking medical advice should symptoms persist.
Acupuncture looks to treat back pain by providing temporary pain relief from the symptoms, reducing the inflammation typically present in back problems, working to improve the muscular stiffness and immobility that are typically associated with back complaints and aiming to reduce the need for ‘conventional’ medicine to relieve the pain.
More specifically, acupuncture treatment could help with lower back pain. Lower back pain is often caused by minor injuries, sprains or muscle strains which makes it a very common, but treatable problem.
Acupressure Points To Support You At Home
There are many points, from a reflexology point of view, on your foot that coincide with the rest of your body. Rolling your foot on a tennis ball can stimulate these points and this particular technique can assist with easing back pain. We have created this video to show how you can use this technique at home.
No Obligation Assessment
At Acupuncture That Works we are happy to help if you are struggling with pain in the lower back and will be glad to offer you a free no obligation assessment and talk to you about the benefits that acupuncture could bring.
Please call us on 0800 051 76 88 to make your appointment.
Disclaimer: At Acupuncture That Works we are conscious that there are lots of claims made about the results that people can get from using Acupuncture. To be clear, we aim to make no such claims ourselves. We will never claim that Acupuncture will work within a specified time nor that it will bring a specified result. We can say that is possible to deliver short term improvement and short term relief in certain circumstances. It is not and never will be, a miracle cure.