Acupuncture For Back Pain

Back Pain

Brooke has 26 years experience specialising in muscular and joint pain / discomfort.

Both as an experienced acupuncturist and skilled massage therapist he can help improve and maintain the health, mobility and comfort of an individual’s back, neck, hips and other joints.

Mounting research has shown evidence for acupuncture’s effectiveness in helping to reduce pain, release muscle spasm and reduce inflammation. As a result, the recovery time may be faster.

In China there exists huge databases of research into the benefits of acupuncture. Unfortunately this remains largely inaccessible and may not conform to Western medical requirements. However, as new research begins to provide quantifiable evidence of traditional acupuncture’s efficacy and cost-effectiveness, the body of evidence available internationally is growing rapidly.

The World Health Organisation endorse the use of acupuncture for the following muscular and joint related conditions:

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Back, Neck and Knee Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder Pain
  • Acute Spine Ppain
  • Sprains
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Fascilitis (Plantar Fascilitis and Ankylosing Spondylitis)
  • Temperomandibular Joint Disfunction (TMS)
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumotoid Arthritis

‘Acupuncture can help relieve chronic back pain’

American Researchers found acupuncture is more effective in treating chronic back pain than western medical treatment. Acupuncture produced substantial improvements in symptoms and the beneficial effects lasted over a year.

Headline from The Times, May 12 2009