Naturopaths, Massage, Nutritionists, Acupuncturists & Osteopaths in Brisbane

Acupuncture for back pain

Acupuncturists at Vibe Natural Health in Brisbane, discuss back pain treatment.

There is a large body of evidence that supports the use of Acupuncture as an effective intervention for back pain.

An acupuncture trial in four Melbourne emergency departments has found acupuncture is just as good as drugs in relieving lower-back pain and that from sprained ankles and migraines.

In the British National Health System (NHS) a course of 10 sessions of Acupuncture can be recommended by G.P’s as a first line treatment for persistent, non-specific low back pain  A course of regular Acupuncture treatments has been shown to provide long term relief for those who suffer chronic back pain.

Acupuncture can help back pain by:

 

  • Reducing signals to pain receptors  - Acupuncture leads to the release of endorphins and other biochemical changes that affect the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cord.
  • Reducing inflammation - by promoting the release of vascular and immune-modulatory factors.
  • Improving muscle stiffness and joint mobility – by increasing local microcirculation which aids the dispersal of swelling and bruising.
  • Reducing the use of and dependence on pain medication.
  • Reducing pain from disc herniations & muscular strains

 

Acupuncture can greatly assist in reducing the frequency and severity of recurrences of flare ups of chronic back pain. This is achieved by identifying and treating any underlying areas of weakness or imbalance that may contribute to recurrences.

Your acupuncture treatment for back pain will involve:

An Acupuncture treatment is highly individualized to each person. We will take into consideration additional factors such as general health and lifestyle, stress, emotional state and physical environment. Two people with the same type of back pain in a similar location may receive two very different treatments. Oriental massage techniques are often included in a treatment and therapies such as cupping, moxibustion and electro-acupuncture may also be applied. This individual approach is what makes Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine different to conventional medical programs and potentially why there is a difference in outcomes.

 

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This packages includes an Initial consultation and two follow up appointments with any of our Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners.
While Acupunture and Chinese Medicine will often provide some immediate relief from acute conditions, long term results will usually require regular treatment over a few weeks. Helping you feel better and stay feeling better is our primary goal here at Vibe and we know that often means a big commitment to healing from our clients. Make that commitment today and prepay for your appointments, and we will reward you with $40 off the total cost of your consults. Plus you can still claim on your private health if you have eligible cover.

If you are still unsure, or would like to experience our treatments first, you can book your initial appointment and chat to your practitioner about whether our 3 packs are right for you at your consultation. You can still purchase a three pack on the day of your appointment, just let reception know before you pay. Please call us on 3366 7970 if you have any further questions

 

 

All 3 packs have a 3 month expiry from the date of your first appointment. 24 hour cancellation policy applies.

 

Book your acupuncture treatment for back pain now

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Links quoted in this web page:

http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/acupuncture-as-effective-as-drugs-in-treating-pain-trial-shows-20140329-35qec.html

http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/CG88

 

 

 

Wellness package at Vibe