Joint and Back Pain
Muscle and join problems; improve mobility; heal injuries
Muscle and Joint Pain
Lower back pain is a common problem, and Acupuncture has a proven track-record of alleviating it. NICE recommends its use for sciatica and lower back pain.
Acupuncture, warming moxabustion [ more info on FAQs ] and Electro-Acupuncture [ more info on FAQs ] are designed to give immediate, prolonged and sustained relief from lower back pain, and I will use a combination of these treatments, as required. They work by allowing the muscles and joints to relax. This draws blood and endorphins to the area, which provides pain relief and stimulates the body’s production of steroids to calm the inflammation and help the area to heal.
If you have chronic back or joint pain, the use of acupuncture can stimulate nerve pathways, and restore healing processes to the area.
Long term issues, such as numbness in the lower body, can also be helped, but you should ask your doctor to examine you, as in some cases numbness is caused by nerve compression.
In most cases, short term pain can be resolved with three sessions. Long-lasting pain may take up to six sessions, and require a top-up once or twice a year to stay pain-free.
Other conditions, such as Multiple Sclerosis
- ~ Multiple sclerosis – where weakness and tiredness are caused by MS, Acupuncture can help improve energy by increasing serotonin levels, which helps with aching and spasms
- ~ Arthritis and Rheumatism – Acupuncture can be used to help reduce swelling and stiffness. This is an area in which I have been working with clients since I began to practice Acupuncture, and have had great success.
- ~ Injuries – the strategic use of acupuncture can promote healing in injured areas, particularly sports injuries or car accidents, where joints and muscles have been damaged and need to be built up.
- ~ Chronic musculoskeletal problems can respond really well to the use of Electro-Acupuncture, in which tiny electric currents are applied to the acupuncture needs at specific points. [ more info on FAQs ]