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Acupuncture can help back pain by: 

  • providing pain relief – by stimulating nerves located in muscles and other tissues, acupuncture leads to release of endorphins and other neurohumoral factors and changes the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cord 

  • reducing inflammation – by promoting release of vascular and immunomodulatory factors 

  • improving muscle stiffness and joint mobility – by increasing local microcirculation, which aids dispersal of swelling and bruising.

  • reducing the use of medication for back complaints.

  • providing a more cost-effective treatment over a longer period of time .

  • improving the outcome when added to conventional treatments such as rehabilitation exercises 



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