Luke McPherson Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture for back pain, north Sydney
**Breaking: The American College of Physicians recommend Acupuncture for back pain as a front-line treatment!**
Acupuncture for back pain is a large part of my North Sydney practice; this is because acupuncture for back pain is very effective. Back pain is a major concern that affects productivity and your basic quality of life. Acupuncture for back pain is non-invasive and is recognised by major medical organisations such as American Society of Physicians as being a highly effective treatment for back pain and is therefore recommended as a front-line treatment.
I am often asked does acupuncture work? Science says YES and here is why:
The above image is rather poor quality. I chose to use it because it is rich in information. The image is taken of a wrist using an in line phase contrast CT with synchotron radiation. This reveals that the tissue at the acupuncture points marked above are quite different from that of the surrounding tissue. Acupuncture points contain a large amount of involuted microvascular structures, and oxygen pressure is higher at acupuncture points than surrounding tissues. The areas of yellow and red are the areas that are recognised as acupuncture points. This is interesting in that there is visual confirmation of the activity of acupuncture points. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why The American Physicians Association recommend acupuncture for back pain as a front line treatment
Acupuncture is a great way to bring the body back to balance. I use acupuncture as a means to help your body heal itself. It is a great non-intrusive way to treat your ailments, relieve your pain, and promote your immune system to prevent further illness. Acupuncture is especially good to promote fertility, and support IVF.
As an experienced acupuncturist I employ acupuncture to treat a wide variety of conditions:
- IVF support
- pregnancy support
- Back pain
- Meck pain
- Joint pain
- Headache and migraines
- Colds and flu
- Sinusitis, hay fever and rhinitis
- Depression, stress, and anxiety
This is all well and good, but how does acupuncture really work?
Acupuncture works by:
- Stimulating the hormone ATP (adenosine triphosphate); this hormone is responsible for intra-cellular energy, and in alerting the brain to begin the healing process
- Activating Nitric-Oxide: Nitric Oxide is a chemical that can increases blood flow by expanding arteries; this allows blood to enter the diseased site to promote healing
- Activating the cellular matrix of fascia: this basically means it promotes a contracted and tight muscle to relax.
- Interrupting sensory neuron pathways: this is where acupuncture can intercept pain signals from a damaged site to the brain; therefore relieving pain
According to research acupuncture for back pain outperforms opiates (pain medication) in alleviating back pain!