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Lower Back Pain Acupuncture in Miami

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There is no definitive way to resolve lower back pain but the use of lower back pain acupuncture Miami to treat this condition has increased dramatically in the past few decades, based in a large extent to placebo-controlled studies that have validated it as a reliable method of pain relief. The results of a recent study published in the Clinical Journal of Pain provide further proof that acupuncture is a safe and effective procedure for low-back pain, and that it can maintain positive outcomes for periods of six months or longer without producing the negative side effects that often accompany more traditional pain remedies.

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people see a health care provider or even an acupuncturists for that matter. It has been estimated that up to 80% of the world’s population will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, with the lower back as the most common location of pain. Although most episodes of low back pain last less than two weeks, research has shown that recurrence rates for low back pain can reach as high as 50% in the first few months following as initial episode.
In 1990, Dr Li Junxue stated about the treatment of back pain in Traditional Chinese Medicine as follows: “Back pain is not looked upon as a disease but as a symptom or syndrome. This syndrome can be further classified into several different types according to their pathological mechanism and clinical manifestations. Though they all belong to the category of back pain, the treatment for each type is very different, especially when they are treated with herbal medicine. Correct differentiation and classification are the basic requirements for good clinical results, and a specific prescription may effectively cure one type of back pain but does not work very well in another type. In the clinic, a practitioner will firstly examine the patient by the four methods of examination (observation; listening and smelling; inquiring; taking the pulse and palpation). He then analyzes all the clinical findings and the patient’s physical condition, in order to fully understand the pathological state – its cause, nature and location, and the contrast between Zheng Qi and Xie Qi. As a result of this analysis, the practitioner is then able to make a final diagnosis. Both in the ancient and modern literature, there are many discussions of back pain. Generally speaking, the Kidney is the main zangfu organ, and the Taiyang and Shaoyin channels are the main channels responsible for back pain. If the back pain is due to pathological changes in the zangfu organs, it mainly manifests as deficiency, and if the pathological changes are in the channels it mostly results from wind, cold, dampness or heat”.

Written by Valerie

August 13th, 2010 at 10:02 pm