A strong healthy back allows us to live our lives to the fullest but, unfortunately, too many of us have to give up what we love to do because of our low back pain. Acupuncture has helped many to start enjoying their activities again.
There are three major causes of low back pain in Chinese medicine.
Pathogenic wind, cold and dampness in the channels
Exposure to cold, wind and dampness result in back pain, muscle stiffness and limited range of motion. The pain might radiate to the buttocks and lower extremities, and it feels worse on cold rainy days and bed rest does not help the pain.
For this type of back pain acupuncture and moxibustion are usually applied to dispel cold-dampness, warm the channels and invigorate blood circulation. The treatment will also relax the muscles and will activate the channels.
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If one or several of the following issues make your life more challenging than it should be, Chinese medicine is helpful with the following conditions:
-anxiety, depression, aggression, excessive use of alcohol and tobacco;
-musculoskeletal injuries, chronic and acute back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines;
-hearing loss or tinnitus due to exposure to gunfire, and explosions;
- and any other health conditions.
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Sciatica, or sciatic pain, is a general term for inflammation of a sciatic nerve.
Depending on the area of the nerve affected, the symptoms might be pain in the lower back, buttocks, or the lower extremity, paresis (weakness) of the leg, numbness in the buttock and of the lower extremity, and dysfunction of reflexes. The pain might radiate widely, but usually it follows the direction of the nerve.
According to traditional Chinese medicine sciatic pain results from damp heat and dysfunction of the urinary bladder meridian.
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