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Chronic Back Pain and Acupuncture New York

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Chronic back pain is an ailment that daily affects millions of people in the United States.  This type of back pain can have factors such as poor posture, extreme stress, muscle stiffness in the back and neck or even causes of unknown origin.  Sometimes prevention is unavoidable as some of the causes are part of one’s daily living.  Some people suffering from back pain have discovered the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating chronic back pain, which if left untreated can lead to other debilitating conditions.

Acupuncture New York treatments not only address the pain but the factors that caused this pain.  However, traditional Chinese medicine or TCM is not exactly the same as Western medicine in terms of their paradigms.  The Chinese theorize that the basic flow of the life force of a person should be allowed to flow unimpeded.  With the aid of acupuncture, blockages in the flow could be removed allowing for the smooth unobstructed flow of the life force, which the Chinese calls chi.  Acupuncture is the use of needles inserted at sites where electromagnetic energy stimulated by the needles helps remove energy blockages and balances the energy of the body.  This paradigm makes it difficult for Western medical science to understand how acupuncture works and this causes some researches to be skeptical of the benefits, which acupuncture claims to give.  Regardless of their views, the treatment does relieve many types of pain and stress.  There are many individuals that have benefited from acupuncture and some are willing witnesses of its efficacy.  Relying on medications that give transitory relief, sometimes unsatisfactory relief while there is a superior treatment that gives long-lasting relief for chronic back pain without the addition of harmful side effects to the body needs to be realized by chronic back sufferers who have not tried acupuncture.

Not all acupuncture sites related to back pain treatment are located in the back.  The nervous system may have nerves associated with the pain that reach out to other areas other than the back.  A trained and qualified acupuncturist knows exactly what part of the body to insert the needles in for one’s particular back pain.

Stress affects the nervous system in a way that causes the muscles to stiffen resulting in muscle pain and spasm.  The relief of stress relaxes the muscles and releases the pressure on the muscles caused by stress, pressure that had been accumulated throughout the day.  In this manner, acupuncture can help the person weather the daily mental and physical stresses that can lead to disease and ailments.

What are the benefits of long-term regular acupuncture? Normal and regulated blood pressure, better circulation, improved eating and sleeping habits and of course, the removal of stress from the body as well as improved vitality and emotional joy.