Acupuncture and Massage Relieves Back Pain
At Sirona Integrative Health, Hannah Grice understands that back pain can be debilitating and preventing you from living your life to the maximum. That’s why in partnership with IMMERSE Modern Massage, they offer a combination of acupuncture, holistic primary care and massage to help treat your back pain, as well as alleviate stress, and a way of returning your body back into flow with its natural rhythms with integrative and naturopathic medicine.
Acupuncture is an Asian / Chinese form of medicine that seeks the restore balance to the body’s natural rhythms using thin needles inserted into specific points along meridians of the body, allowing circulation to flow to areas of the body that are restricted or stagnant. Massage helps to relax the muscles, improve circulation and increase range of motion. When used together, acupuncture and massage can be a great way to help treat back pain.
Acupuncture Helps Regulate The Nervous System
Acupuncture works by stimulating the release of endogenous opioid endorphins and neurotransmitters, releasing those natural feel good hormones to help relieve pain. Acupuncture also helps relieve stress by down regulating the sympathetic nervous system, making you feel calm. This brain body connection happens because acupuncture points are located in areas of nerves and mast cells, and can improve circulation when utilized correctly.
Acupuncture For Chronic Pain
Acupuncture is an evidence based medicine with thousands of years and research studies to back up it. One study found that acupuncture was associated “with moderate improvement in pain relief immediately after treatment and up to 12 weeks later” (Qaseem et al., 2017). This same study also determined that acupuncture was associated with moderately lower pain intensity and improved function when compared to a control group who received no acupuncture (Qaseem et al., 2019). Another study found that acupuncture and cupping could provide immediate relief of pain and disability associated with chronic neck pain or chronic low back pain (Kelly & Willis, 2019).
Benefits of Naturopathic Medicine
In addition to acupuncture, Sirona Integrative Health also offers Naturopathic Medicine and Holistic Primary Care for their clients to naturally reduce the source of inflammation causing pain and natural therapies to help restore the wisdom of the body’s own innate healing ability.
Integrative Holistic Primary Care
Holistic Primary Care integrates a whole body approach to health and wellness. By looking at each person as a complete individual, and all areas of health and wellness taking into consideration their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing, that in its own way can provide more comprehensive and individualized care than traditional medicine can.
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Qaseem, A., Wilt, T. J., McLean, R. M., & Forciea, M. A. (2017). Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians. Annals of Internal Medicine, 166(7), 514–530. https://doi.org/10.7326/M16-
Yuan, Q., Guo, T., Liu, L., Sun, F., & Zhang, Y. (2015). Traditional Chinese Medicine for Neck Pain and Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS ONE, 10(2), e0117146. https://doi.org/10.1371/