Discovering other forms of pain treatment is one way back pain sufferers can help themselves better handle and understand their condition. One of the best and most successful methods of treating low back pain is acupuncture. If your back pain is so severe that you are seriously considering surgery, you need to try acupuncture first as it may be the most effective back pain treatment you will ever try.
What Is Acupuncture?
The principle in which the practice of acupuncture is based on involves the existence of a vital energy (life energy) known as Qi or Chi. When Chi flows throughout the body in a normal way, the body is in good health and is properly balanced as well. This principle implies that the disruption of Chi flow is suspected to be responsible for a health condition. In order to clear the disruption, acupuncture is performed that will allow Chi to flow normally once more as well as help correct imbalances in the body.
You need to understand the origin of something before you can believe or put your trust in it. Acupuncture is a type of healing procedure that is uniquely Chinese in origin and has been practiced for well over 2,500 years. Acupuncture was virtually unheard of in the States and it became only popular after President Richard M. Nixon visited China in 1972.
The manner in which acupuncture treats a condition is that it stimulates certain points in the body known as acupuncture points. There are many types of acupuncture but the most researched is the needling procedure in which metallic, solid, thin needles penetrate the skin and are either manipulated manually or are charged with mild pulses of electricity.
Acupuncture is now a very common medical procedure in America, although a lot of the methods used by US acupuncturists are derived from the traditional practices of Korea, Japan, China and other countries.
Information about Acupuncture Needles
The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) decided to exclude acupuncture from the classification of “experimental medical devices” and because of this, the administration deemed it was important to regulate the use of acupuncture needles based on single-use standards of sterility and on the guidelines of good manufacturing practices, which are both applied as well to the overseeing of surgical scalpels and hypodermic syringes.
One important thing to stress out is that most common serious injuries are the needle puncture of the lung. This can lead to pneumothorax which is the partial collapse of the lung. One other point that should be noted is that that the infection most commonly occurring in the use of acupuncture treatments is hepatitis caused by a virus. This can result in the liver being severely infected.
Care needs to be also afforded the patient to prevent any negative side effects that are often due to poor training as well as poor hygiene of the acupuncturist. Bacterial infections can also occur at the acupuncture point where the needle was inserted and on other parts of the body.
Some Notable Things to Mention Regarding Acupuncture Treatment
-More research is required to understand more the role acupuncture plays in health care as well as to forge a clearer understanding of how acupuncture really works.
-For thousands of years, acupuncture has given low back pain sufferers (and other individuals suffering from pain) freedom from their condition and a new life. This treatment is also effective in healing several types of conditions.
-Acupuncture is a very powerful tool in the treatment of postsurgical vomiting and nausea. It is also a potent remedy for the side effects caused by post-operative dental pain and chemotherapy.
Vita-Health Acupuncture and Wellness Center
6840 Dykes Road
Pembroke Pines, FL 33331
Phone: (954) 880-0090