Acupuncture for Low Back Pain
Back pain is one of the most common reasons people see a health care provider. It has been estimated that up to 80% of the world's population will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, with the lower back as the most common location of pain.
Back pain is not looked upon as a disease but as a symptom or syndrome. This syndrome can be further classified into several different types according to their pathogenesis (pathological mechanism) and clinical manifestations. Though they all belong to the category of back pain, the treatment for each type is very different, especially when they are treated with herbal medicine.
In the clinic, a practitioner will firstly examine the patient by the four methods of examination (observation; listening and smelling; inquiring; taking the pulse and palpation), and then analyzes all the clinical findings and the patient's physical condition, in order to fully understand the pathological state - its cause, nature and location. As a result of this analysis, the practitioner is then able to make a final diagnosis.
While there is no definitive way to resolve lower back pain, the use of acupuncture to treat this condition has increased dramatically in the past few decades. And it got magical effects.
Acupuncture works with different way with painkiller. Painkiller is just numbness the nerve systems which make you could't feel pain, but it doesn't resolve the problems.
TCM theory thinks the pain comes from the block or stagnation of the energy. Which could be caused by invade of heat, cold, dampness, and/or orgains function is weak that they couldn't circle of them.
Acupuncture can open the channels or meridians in block area. and help the energy flow over. In this way, acupuncture can relieve low back or other body pain. It means acupuncture is not only treat the symptoms, but also treat the root of it.