It is not anymore a question of doubt if acupuncture works or not “effective as a treatment for back pain”, it has even overcome all conventional treatment for treating and relieving back pain. It’s not anymore about how it works when you consider energy as primarily the cause of condense matters. It is about how our psychologic mind set can accepts that centuries old understanding and techniques can even works better in an era that consider itself advanced.
“May 11, 2009 -- The ancient technique of acupuncture helps relieve chronic back pain better than standard care such as medications or physical therapy, according to a new study.”
Acupuncture treatment starts with western diagnosis that already gone threw history of the disease to blood test, x-ray, MRI if need it. Then we follow up with more history of the disease and general condition adding to the assessment” your pulse as in acupuncture technique of diagnosis, tongue diagnosis lifestyle diet and activities, as well others symptoms that can add up to fit into a specific category that classify the cause of disease.
After being diagnosed treatment starts with specific combinations of points for acupuncture session’s, diet emphasizing certain food, certain movements and herbs supplements or Chinese herbs formula if needed.
Many patients from the first session feel better, in general up to 4 sessions are required.