Acupuncture: A common remedy for low back pain – BayStateBanner

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Has anyone had this done and does it work will it work on other parts of the body, can there be a risk factor on putting a needle in the body, i don’t know but if you have back pain most people will try any thing to get rid if the pain and back surgery does scar alot of people i would like to see more study’s on this

Key Takeaways:

  • Acupuncture, a form of traditional Chinese medicine, is transitioning from alternative medicine to a staple in many U.S. clinics and medical practices.
  • At the core of acupuncture is the belief that life force, or energy called qi (“chee”) flows through 14 basic pathways called meridians.
  • When something goes amiss in the body it is believed that there is a blockage in qi that causes stagnation in the flow of energy.

“Hair-thin needles are used to penetrate the skin in order to promote the flow of energy. The choice of size and length of the needle depends largely on body type and the extent of the disease, Yang explained.”