Back pain, specifically lower back pain, is a common ailment that affected around 7.5% of the population in 2017.
It’s often the result of our modern lifestyles, which place us at desks for a large part of the day. Needless to say, this doesn’t promote the regular activity our bodies might need.
Stress and anxiety are other factors that contribute to back pain.
The back is a large area of our body, and each segment can suffer from pain. Common causes of the lower back are sudden change of posture, overexertion of force, wear and tear, and prolonged sitting.
Chinese Medicine in London could be the answer to your back pain and help alleviate your symptoms, as well as promote generally greater well-being. So if you’re interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine, read on!
How Does Traditional Chinese Medicine Address Back Pain?
According to Chinese medicine, back pain can be caused by either external factors or internal factors.
External factors include exposure to the elements, like dampness, wind and cold, or sprains and strains from posture, trauma, overuse or too much force.
Internal factors include old age, lack of exercise, poor diet, malnutrition, or insufficient rest.
External factors directly impact the Qi and Blood, stagnating the flow of these forces, which leads to poor circulation to tendons, ligaments and muscles at the back.
Chinese Acupuncture for Back Pain in London
Acupuncture is frequently used to alleviate chronic pains such as neck pain, lower back pain and joint pain. It also serves to reduce tension headaches and prevents migraines.
During an acupuncture treatment, a range of fine, thin needles is inserted into the skin at various nervous system points. This stimulates the body at central points and promotes better blood flow to that area. In addition, it can improve the elasticity of muscle fibres and relax tension in the muscle.
Acupuncture can also release neutral hormones that improve the mood, relax and lower your perception of pain. As such, they can offer release from back pain.
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Other Chinese treatments included herbal medication that nourishes joints and promotes the flow of Qi and Blood. Chinese herbal medicine combines a selection of herbs into specific formulas that aim to treat the root cause of a problem. And finally, tui na massage is a Chinese massage comprised of two techniques: Pushing and grasping. It uses the same acupoint theory as acupuncture to relieve muscle pain in the back.
If you’re interested in seeking specialist Chinese medicine treatments in London, contact us today to make an appointment! We have well trained, experienced and qualified acupuncturists like Duncan McGechie and Inbal Sivan who specialises in complex conditions, cases who have previously tried other approaches and not found enough help.