Back pain unfortunately is an extremely common complaint amongst both men and women. Women in particular may experience lower back pain during their time of menstruation. Acupuncture may assist in providing relief for not only acute but also chronic pain.
Acupuncture for back pain during periods for women can assist in moving menstrual flow and reduce the cold and damp energies in the system. This in turn supports the natural digestive process, thus helping the body to absorb vital nutrients in the system. Essential vitamins and minerals such as magnesium can then be absorbed more efficiently, which may also assist in cramping and back pain.
Thin needles are inserted to meridian points in the body to stimulate these points and correct the imbalance and flow of energies. It’s thought the beneficial effects of acupuncture may come from stimulating the central nervous system, thus triggering the release of chemicals into the brain, spinal cord and muscles. This in turn may provide physical and psychological effects on the system. The bodies natural chemicals may alter the experience of pain and also promote a sense of wellbeing.
Acupuncture has fewer adverse side effects than many of the standard treatments for back pain such as commercial painkillers. Providing a drug free alternative, acupuncture can assist in bringing the bodies whole system back into alignment by correcting the bodies imbalances. These may also be part of the cause of back pain in some sufferers.
Relief from acute pain may be experienced as quick as after the first treatment. As with more natural treatments, for chronic pain you will need to give acupuncture a chance to work due to the gentler approach on the body. Please allow for a few sessions of the treatment to start to take effect and provide relief.