Back pain is one of the most common reasons for seeking acupuncture treatment. In fact, back pain is so common that nearly 8 out of 10 people will experience lower back pain at some point in their life. Research has verified that acupuncture treatment eases back pain effectively and efficiently. In fact, at Winchester Acupuncture Clinic most of our patients receiving acupuncture for pain relief experience some immediate improvement, and significant improvement in just a few treatments. As acupuncture is a cumulative therapy, the benefits of acupuncture for back pain, as well as any other type of pain, are greater with regular follow up treatments.
Many professional sports athletes rely on their acupuncturists. Professionals from NFL players to Olympic swimmers keep an acupuncturist on staff to deal with nagging injuries as well as acute ones. Acupuncture is an effective treatment of pain and injury in both chronic and acute conditions no matter what the root cause. Acupuncture’s use in sports/physical injury dates back to its very beginning. Acupuncture was used by the Chinese military to heal wounded warriors, as well as Shaolin Monks to recover from injury and heal broken bones, mend pulled muscles and much more.
Today, acupuncture for physical injury is just as effective and important. Other than setting bones and restricting movement there is not much that western medicine can do for mechanical injuries. Acupuncture can reduce the time that it takes your body to heal by invigorating your body’s own repair mechanisms.
* According to the WHO
Recent studies show that acupuncture effectively treats sports injuries such as strains, sprains,neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip,knee and ankle pain, swollen muscles and shin splints.