Acupuncture for Back Pain in Houston

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Man having a back pain

Acupuncture treatments for back pain is one of the most researched ailments in traditional Chinese medicine.

Some common causes of back pain include:

  • Work injury
  • Sports injury
  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive use
  • Ineffective ergonomics

When an injury occurs in muscles and tissues, the energy flow in the back becomes imbalanced.

That’s where acupuncture comes in!

There are several pathways which flow through the back which the acupuncturist will place needles in to encourage more blood flow in pathways. Electrical stimulation and or moxibustion (moxa) may be used to encourage the tension to release. Moxa is an herbal component burned or smoked in the area of the pain to warm the muscle and relax it. Cupping is another technique to help soothe knotted muscles. Cupping is the use of glass cups as a suction on top of the tense muscle to encourage blood flow thereby releasing the muscle. Acupuncture doesn’t only address the physical issues, it can bring calmness to the body, mind, and spirit.

At Mirvana Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, our practitioner can treat your back pain addressing the pathway imbalances thereby decreasing pain. Most back patients at Mirvana Acupuncture never need to take herbal therapy to alleviate their pain. Dr. Patel believes in feeling the pain difference with using a combination of acupuncture, cupping, and moxa to alleviate the pain and have lasting relief.

Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment to feel the relief soon!

Our practice serves Sugar Land, Houston, Katy, Missouri and surrounding areas in Texas.