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Lower back pain


Low back pain is experienced by most people at some time in their life. 

Although most cases of back pain are not serious or long lasting, back pain can impact a person’s daily life, and stop them from enjoying things in life that they used to do.

There is much research around acupuncture treatment for back pain, and how acupuncture can help. However, everyone’s back pain is different and the reasons they experience will be unique to them. 

Let’s look at how acupuncture can assist in pain relief?

  • Acupuncture reduces inflammation

  • Reduces perception of pain

  • Release natural pain killers

  • Allows for relaxation

How many sessions will it take?

The number of acupuncture sessions required to treat back pain is dependent on the person, how severe the back pain, its cause, and how chronic the pain has been. After spending many years working with patients suffering from physical pain, my approach to chronic pain can be different to other practitioners. My treatments are focused on rebalancing the whole body, therefore I may not initially needle the area that is painful, however I am for the pain to be reduced within my treatment session.


What is involved?

  • Completing an online initial health assessment form

  • Further health assessment face to face where we discuss current health condition

  • Acupuncture treatment

  • Chinese medicine formulas and supplements (if required)

  • Recommendations of lifestyle advice



Xu M., Yan S., Yin X., et al. Acupuncture for chronic low back pain in long-term follow-up: a meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials. The American Journal of Chinese Medicine. 2013;41(1):1–19. 

Can Acupuncture Improve Chronic Spinal Pain? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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Vickers A. J., Cronin A. M., Maschino A. C., et al. Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2012;172(19):1444–1453. 


Hopton A., MacPherson H. Acupuncture for chronic pain: is acupuncture more than an effective placebo? A systematic review of pooled data from meta-analyses. Pain Practice. 2010;10(2):94–102. 

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