A whopping eight out of 10 people will experience some sort of back pain in their lifetime. Unfortunately, many folks choose to simply mask the problem with habit-forming over-the-counter pain medications. Acupuncture, on the other hand, takes a different approach. Through natural, more holistic techniques, patients can enjoy long-lasting relief. In this blog post, we’ll explain how acupuncture has become a proven method for treating lower back pain.

All-Natural Healing Medical Center defines acupuncture as an effective form of health care that has evolved into a complete medical system. Keep in mind that an acupuncturist will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints on the body. By doing so, the body’s Qi is activated and promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power, immunity, as well as physical and emotional health. The effects of acupuncture for back pain come from stimulating the central nervous system. In turn, this may trigger the release of chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. When it’s all said and done, the chemicals either alter the experience of pain or produce bodily changes that promote a greater sense of well-being.

Preparing for Acupuncture Treatment

When you first contact our acupuncturist, we will schedule an initial exam in which a full health history will be taken. The purpose of this consultation is to understand your health, lifestyle, and any symptoms you may have. We may also check your pulse and tongue in order to create a complete, accurate, and comprehensive diagnosis of where Qi has become blocked or imbalanced. Please note that visits may last anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes.Insurance coverage varies from state to state, so contact your provider to learn about acupuncture benefits.

We encourage patients to wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points. It’s also best to refrain from eating large meals just before or after your visit. We will remind you to avoid overexertion, working out, drugs, or alcohol for up to six hours following treatment.

Get to Know Our Acupuncturist

For more than 10 years, Dr. Michael House has been Sarasota’s preferred acupuncturist. But Dr. House isn’t limited in his practice. In fact, he is most known today for his work in biopuncture and prolopuncture for joint, neck, and back injuries. Dr. House specializes in stimulating the growth of human tissue in joints to repair arthritis, partially torn tendons, muscles, meniscus, and other soft tissue injuries. From electric acupuncture and ear acupuncture to facial acupuncture and biopuncture, you can feel comfortable turning to Dr. House for long-lasting relief.

Ask About Our Specials

At All-Natural Healing Medical Center, we are constantly looking for ways to keep our patients happy and healthy without the use of invasive techniques. Be sure to check out our Specials page for deals you won’t find anywhere else. Here is just a snippet of what’s available to you:

  • Ask Dr. House – Come to us with any illness, disease, or pain ($120 value)
  • One-Hour Massage – We invite you to book a session with our massage therapist, Paul Cook. Used regularly by Dr. House, you can start feeling your best with a one-hour massage special.

If you believe that you could be a candidate for acupuncture, don’t wait any longer. Call All-Natural Healing Medical Center to book your appointment.