Acupuncture is a type of medical practice that can cure back pain but it is a fact many people do not believe. They consider acupuncture as an obsolete practice due to its origins as an ancient type of medical practice. The worst misconception about acupuncture is that it is a superstition and is nothing but a hoax. Acupuncture's origin dates back to two thousand years ago. It is a legitimizing healing method but due to the publication of acupuncture in the movies and other forms of media, many people has dismissed it as quack medical practice.
In martial arts and king-hu movies, acupuncture is often portrayed as a mystique art enabled by magic to heal illnesses. Due to the images of needles sticking into the body of a person undergoing acupuncture treatment, many people became afraid of the treatment.
Acupuncture should be seen as a medical practice that has deeper and more effective role in healing various types of body pain including back pain. It is considered as a study of the role of an inner energy called qi in affecting certain body functions. Back pain has been attributed by acupuncture experts to the blockage of qi flow in the body. They use needles to heal the pain by controlling and balancing the flow of qi.
The needles act as acupoints wherein pressure and stimulation remove the blockages in the path of the qi flow. Once the blockages have been removed, the back pain is alleviated or cured. Depending on the level of blockage, multiple sessions may be needed to completely remove back pain from your body.
With the information discussed above, you can now consider acupuncture as one of the ways to heal your back pain. Please do not forget to consult a doctor first before undergoing acupuncture treatment. They can provide you medical information which can help an acupuncturist deal with your back pain.