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Say Goodbye to Low Back Pain with Acupuncture

Written By Harrison Chiropractic and Wellness on December 20, 2019

Woman getting acupunctureDo you suffer from low back pain? 

Tired of taking prescription pain medication with a multitude of side effects, while not ever addressing the underlying cause?

If so, acupuncture may be right for you. 

It is an effective treatment for many who have tried traditional methods of pain relief with no success.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that aims to restore the flow of energy through the body. The life force energy, or “qi” (pronounced “chi”), runs through the body along meridians. 

Over 350 points have been identified where the energy flows and can get blocked. When the energy gets blocked, the physical manifestation is illness or injury, resulting in pain. 

Acupuncture works by stimulating these blocked energy points with very thin needles placed into the surface of the skin in order to restore the balance of energy flow through the body.

Research has shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment for chronic pain. In order to explain why myriads of patients find relief from chronic pain with acupuncture, western medicine hypothesizes that the needles stimulate blood flow, the release of hormones, and nerve activity in the region. 

What Are the Benefits of Acupuncture for Low Back Pain?

Acupuncture is a holistic method of healing. As such, there are numerous benefits including:

  • Improved blood flow to heal latent injuries, such as muscle strains
  • Reduced neurological activity in the brain and spinal cord associated with pain 
  • Increased endorphins, known as “feel good” chemicals to promote pain relief and wellbeing
  • Improved electrical conductivity of the nervous system, which can improve the functioning of the organs and immune system  

Acupuncture helps stimulate your body’s natural healing mechanisms to restore you to health. It addresses the underlying cause of low back pain for all types of illness and injury.

Is Acupuncture in Taylorsville Right for You?

Dr. Eric Harrison, D.C. is a certified acupuncturist and takes pride in offering patients in Taylorsville with non-invasive and natural care to treat low back pain, as well as other spine-related injuries. 

If you would like to know more about how to treat your low back pain with acupuncture, schedule an appointment today, or call (801) 966-3101.

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