Back Pain

Acupuncture for the Spine

This year World Spine Day falls on October 16th and I thought I would take this opportunity to discuss how acupuncture has been used over the centuries in the treatment of the spine. The ancient Chinese medical text, the Nei Jing, states that the spleen controls the spine. This is exemplified in ... Continue Reading >>

Moxibustion or Acupuncture for Disc Herniation (Slipped Disc)

Traditional Chinese medicine uses a number of methods to treat herniated disc and one of them is moxibustion.The application of moxibustion provides intense heat to the area being treated.In western medical circles, they will often suggest an ice pack but this goes against the basic Chinese medicine ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture treatment for disc herniation

The Acupuncture Clinic gets many inquiries as to how acupuncture treatment for disc herniation can help because people think that there needs to be  some kind of manual intervention to put the disc back into the correct position.When a disc of the spine herniates, it releases fluid which irritates ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Piriformis Syndrome

Acupuncture for Piriformis Syndrome can help because it can reduce inflammation and improve local micro circulation, thereby reducing muscle stiffness.Piriformis Syndrome comes about because the sciatic nerve is entrapped as it exits the greater sciatic notch in the buttock area.There are a number ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain during Pregnancy

Pregnancy causes changes in the hormonal system. In particular, altered progesterone levels  can have an effect on the ligaments of the body. This is why even in early stages of pregnancy, before the weight of the growing baby has a chance to put strain on the musculoskeletal structure, women can ... Continue Reading >>

How Does Acupuncture for Back Pain Work?

Many patients coming to The Acupuncture Clinic inquire as to how does acupuncture for back pain work. They have read that research has confirmed that acupuncture helps back pain but would like to know how it works and if the pain relief is long lasting. People incorrectly think they have to keep ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for cervical disc herniation

Research has already confirmed that acupuncture can help back pain and a new study has demonstrated that acupuncture works better than medication for cervical disc herniation. Neck disc prolapse commonly occurs in the 30-50 year age group but does not always have a history of accident or trauma. One ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Back Pain

There have been numerous studies confirming the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment and management of back pain. In New Zealand, The Accident Compensation Corporation, ACC, covers acupuncture treatment for different types of back pain including lumbar sprain, lumbar disk prolapse, lumbago and ... Continue Reading >>