Acupuncture low back pain treatment is on the rise. As a chiropractor, patients mostly come to me for treating their low back pain. However, what most people don’t know is, low back pain is the number one reason people seek out acupuncture care. The good news is, research is showing acupuncture low back pain treatments is a good way to go. Especially if the lower back pain is chronic. Recently, over 20 studies were reviewed on acupuncture treatment for lower back pain. What these studies showed was that acupuncture was very effective for short term relief of low back pain. It also showed that continued treatments increased the time of pain relief. As a result of this review, The American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians, put into their guidelines that doctors should consider acupuncture low back pain treatment when conventional treatments don’t work. At Breakthrough Wellness Center, when we combine acupuncture with physical therapy and chiropractic, the relief from pain becomes more permanent. So how does it work? According to acupuncture Chinese medicine, the body has over 2000 points. They are connected by meridians, or pathways which create a flow of energy called Qi. (chee). Stimulating these points is said to improve this energy flow. This is what is believed to relieve pain and improve ones health. How? Apparently this also stimulates the central nervous system. This helps trigger the release to chemicals into the muscles, brain and spinal cord. The chemicals either alter the feelings of pain or produce body changes that promote a feeling or well being. It also speeds the relay of electromagnetic signals. This may begin the flow of pain-killing chemicals such as endorphins. Or it may release immune system cells in the body. Another is the release of natural opioids through acupuncture stimulation. This chemical both lessens pain and promotes sleep. So if you have low back pain, consider acupuncture. And consider our acupuncturist, San Lee. He has practiced over 20 years and does a great job treating lower back pain. I know this because he treats my back pain! I’m amazed with the results. Call for a free consultation with San. He will sit down with you and answer all your questions. He will also let you know exactly what he can do for you!.