It appears to be particularly useful as an adjunct to conventional care, for patients with more severe symptoms and for those wishing to avoid analgesic drugs Sherman 2009a, 2009b; Lewis 2010. The other 11 studies were excluded because they either only reported data that could not be combined statistically, they only included patients with acute back pain or pregnancy-related back pain or they involved forms of acupuncture other than traditional Chinese acupuncture. Some foods, medications and drugs also increase the incidence of damp in your body. There is always the chance of re-injury if the muscle building exercise is not done correctly. 352 Views · View Upvotes · Not for Reproduction Acupuncture claims to correct the imbalances of the qi, often explained otherwise as the restoration of flow of energy through the body. Warmth can also be applied to help to 'dry out' the damp. After one treatment with Dr. Pragmatic, open, randomized controlled trial and cost effectiveness study of acupuncture for chronic BP. 241 adults were randomised to up to 10 sessions of individualised acupuncture or usual care. From personal experience, acupuncture has been one of the few things that has consistently and effectively helped relieve nerve pain in my back neck, mid and lower back, as well as legs and feet. It's an essential part of an ongoing treatment coupled with physical therapy and pharmaceuticals. EC CC, Manheimer E, Pirotta AV, White A. Classically, acupuncture involves using a needle - although sometimes electricity is passed through the needle, and sometimes the burning of traditional Chinese herbs is employed as well. Overall, acupuncture appears superior to no treatment or usual care for persons with chronic back pain, acupuncture and anxiety A, or headache. Obviously, drain the floods; dry out; warm up. So, although acupuncture can greatly help clear the above 'syndromes' that produce back pain, and in this case, 'damp', there may be changes you should make in what you eat, for instance. How effective is acupuncture for back pain? See Table overleaf. Neurotransmitters either stimulate or dampen nerve impulses. For example, read below for descriptions of invasion by Cold and Damp, then invasion just by Cold. Lewis K, Audi S. Explains theories of acupuncture' mechanisms of action on pain and reviews evidence of its efficacy.
Ind Health. 2008 Aug;464:336-40. This may begin the flow of painkilling chemicals such as endorphins. Research has shown that acupuncture is significantly better than no treatment and at least as good as if not better than standard medical care for back pain Witt 2006; hake 2007; gherkin 2009; Sherman 2009a.