Back Pain

Back pain of all kinds and causes is one of the most common and well-known complaints that acupuncture treats.

The National Institute of Health proclaimed acupuncture as one of the most effective, non-pharmaceutical ways to treat back pain of all etiologies. Both acute muscle spasms or injury, and chronic or arthritic pain may be helped using acupuncture. From a Chinese medicine point of view, back pain can be caused by a stagnation of energy, or qi (pronounced “chee”) along the back meridians, or by a deficiency. Often times back pain patients are suffering from both.

Using a Chinese medical diagnosis, our experienced practitioners are able to pin-point the cause of your pain and bring relief to the area. Patients coming in for back pain are often surprised at the relief they feel while still on the table, or when they get up after a treatment. Others will feel immensely better the day after a treatment, and will have relief that lasts through the week.

Apart from acupuncture, our practitioners can use modalities such as cupping, moxibustion, and guasha to help decrease pain and improve blood flow to the tight areas. Chinese herbs also provide patients a way to help heal underlying imbalances, as do diet and lifestyle recommendations. Below are a few types of back pain our practitioners regularly treat.

Types of Back Pain Chinese Medicine may help:

  • Acute pulled muscle or back spasm
  • Sciatic pain
  • After effects of a herniated, or bulging, disc
  • Back pain during pregnancy
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic and stubborn back pain
  • Tension in upper, middle, and lower back due to stress
  • Acute injury: ex - whiplash
I have had the same back pain for over a year and after just one acupuncture session, over half of my pain was gone. And it didn’t return. I had never tried acupuncture before but I’m a believer now!
Dear Julie, Just a quick note to say thank you for seeing me during my last 2 weeks of pregnancy. Your care and attention did wonders in helping my back pain and swelling. Thank you again for such wonderful care. I look forward to seeing you in the near future!
Stephanie! Just wanted you to know my back feels so much better after my session with you! Thank you!
The beneficial effect of acupuncture has gone beyond greatly reducing the eczema. It has eliminated a lower back ailment, reduced the pain from arthritis in both knees, and increased my overall level of energy. There are other subtle psychological benefits – perhaps a result from being freed from the constant aches; perhaps from the “energy realignment” about which I have heard but which I do not pretend to comprehend. I do understand the good results.
Dear Julie, Just a quick note to say thank you for seeing me during my last 2 weeks of pregnancy. Your care and attention did wonders in helping my back pain and swelling. Thank you again for such wonderful care. I look forward to seeing you in the near future!
I could barely walk for 2 days and then I saw Julie. She helped me identify where it was coming from and the treatment really helped. It’s so great that you have practitioners with different areas of expertise!
Have been seeing Andrea for 3 years. Whether I am suffering from anxiety, neck /shoulder tension or an old fashion cold I know that she will take great care of me. After my visit I always feel refreshed, centered and like myself again.