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Seattle Acupuncture – Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common ailments treated using acupuncture. Most insurance companies in the state of Washington will cover acupuncture treatments for lower back pain. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine treats this ailment holistically, looking at many factors that may be contributing to the discomfort. Many people who come in for a treatment have already gone to their doctor, chiropractor, or physical therapist, not that it’s necessary to do so, and have a pretty good understanding of the physical factors contributing to the pain. These can be anything from low muscle tone, poor posture, physical trauma (car accident, fall), office job with too much sitting, etc. With acupuncture, we evaluate other things as well including how the digestive tract, sleep habits, amount of stress a person is under, etc are adding to the problem.

In Chinese medicine, pain arises due to a lack of energy and blood movement in certain areas of the body. The standard diagnosis for low back pain is a Qi and Blood Stagnation leading to pain. This stagnation can be caused by a number of factors beyond musculoskeletal problems. For instance, if someone has poor sleep habits, their body is not receiving the healing time it needs to be out of pain. Another very common factor that adds to pain issues is stress because it promotes stagnation in the overall body. When we are stressed we tend to have a tighter body, we cant settle down, we sleep poorly, and it can cause women to have painful cramping during menses, just to name a few.

To incorporate all these different angles into one treatment we use two different strategies, cupping and acupuncture needles. Cupping is a fantastic way to dump stress off the body, to regulate sleep cycles, to calm patient’s minds and to relieve pain. It feels similar to a deep tissue massage and 95% of the patients request it again for their second treatment. Once cupping is completed, acupuncture needles are inserted in local and distal areas of the body. These are left in the body for 15 minutes while the patient rests on the table. Acupuncture is pain-free, safe, with no side effects and treatments are extremely effective. Call for a free 30 minute consultation if you have more questions about how acupuncture can benefit you. Don’t spend another minute living with pain, let acupuncture be your life line back to a healthy, enjoyable life.

There is a lot of research out there that discusses the benefits of acupuncture for lower back pain. Click HERE to read a study from the University of Maryland.

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