Whilst it is common knowledge that symptoms of arthritis get more severe as we get older, the seasonal climate will also play a major role in causing further pain and inflammations around the joints. As the cold fronts move in for winter, the symptoms will worsen, with our body restricting the amount of blood flowing to extremities around the body in order to focus on keeping a sufficient flow to our vital organs.
Less blood circulation to our joints can cause uncomfortable pain with one in five adults in the UK suffering from one type of arthritis or another. Whilst wearing layers and keeping warm are obvious short term fixes, acupuncture for aches and pains is an option everyone should not disregard, particularly in relation to any chronic back pain you may be experiencing.
Acupuncture looks to help back pain by providing pain relief from the symptoms, reducing the inflammation typically present in back and neck problems, working to improve the muscular stiffness and immobility that are typically associated with back complaints and reducing the need for ‘conventional’ medicine to relieve the pain.
How does it work?
Acupuncture is based on the concept that any pain or discomfort we experience is as a result of disruption to our body’s ‘qi’ or ‘life energy’ being disturbed and needing to be rectified. Very fine needles are inserted into specific points across the body by our specialists, stimulating ‘acu-points’ or meridian channels. Acupuncture aims to remove any blockages within these meridians by diffusing any lactic acid in its path, thus relieving any pain.
If the problem is not being diffused by standard medicines today and you are in desperate need of pain relief for the upcoming winter months, why not give acupuncture a try?
At Acupuncture That Works we are happy to help if you are suffering from pain in the lower back and will be glad to offer you a thorough assessment and talk to you about the benefits that acupuncture could bring. Please call us on 0800 051 76 88 to make your appointment.