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Is Needleless Acupuncture Effective Enough for Back Pain and Sciatica?

In this article, we aim to discover if needleless acupuncture for back pain, sciatica, and general discomfort is really effective.

Acupuncture is an ancient remedy that has been used throughout the ages across the Asian continent. However, in more recent years, Acupuncture therapies, (including all variations of it) is starting to gain recognition by modern mainstream medicine.

One of the main misconceptions of acupuncture is that it has to involve the insertion of needles. However, this is not the case. So, if you would like to understand the benefits and effectiveness of booking in for needless acupuncture in Vancouver keep reading!

There is an abundance of benefits of needless acupuncture, to treat issues such as stress, chronic pain, back pain, and sciatica. However, we’re only going to focus on back pain and sciatica. If you would like to learn more about the benefits, you can read them in our article here on: What is needleless acupuncture? So, if you’ve been suffering from sciatica or chronic back pain, but you’ve never been brave enough to try acupuncture. If you have a fear or are anxious about needles, there is, fortunately, an ideal solution, and that’s needless acupuncture.

Acupuncture can or cannot involve needles to alleviate the symptoms of back pain and sciatica. Over the past decade, there has been a lot of medical research to assess the validity of acupuncture. Now, research shows that needless acupuncture is a beneficial, natural and effective way to alleviate pain and discomfort, for a range of issues. However, it needs to be noted that the medical body which conducted the research, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), explained that there is still limited evidence in some areas. Furthermore, they are still unclear about the benefits of pain-related issues.

Fortunately, their research did demonstrate that it is, in fact, effective in treating back pain and sciatica. Although the scientific evidence is still somewhat unclear, they are continuing to research the validity of the natural advantage of needless/needle acupuncture. Moreover, as certain patients received differing benefits, it remains slightly controversial in Western medicine. However, the NCCIH did list the proven benefits of acupuncture for back pain and sciatica. Besides, the NCCIH the World Health Organization (WHO) also warrant that acupuncture has been effective for certain pain related issues. Some of these ailments include:

  • high and low blood pressure
  • some gastric conditions, including peptic ulcer
  • dysentery
  • facial pain
  • morning sickness
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • sprains
  • tennis elbow
  • sciatica
  • dental pain

So, if you’ve been looking for a way to alleviate your back pain or sciatica naturally, through acupuncture. However, the thought of needles is offputting, then why don’t you try needleless acupuncture in Vancouver.

Here at the Forest of Zen, we are competent, reliable and knowledgable practitioners of Japanese acupuncture therapy.

Kazauo Tateishi, from the Forest of Zen Wellness, is a fully registered Traditional Chinese in Vancouver Medicine Practitioner. Moreover, we understand how to rebalance, restore and realign any imbalances in your body that are contributing to your ailments.

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