Relief for Back Pain

Some Examples of Back Pain Relief .

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By Bruce Blaus (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons


Below you will find some examples of the treatments available
for back pain. This is by no means a total list of the treatments,
however it will give you food for thought when you are trying to
find something to relive the pain.




Acupuncture Getting to the Point of Natural Health

Natural health cures using Acupuncture have been in practice in Chinese culture for over 4000 years. They believes in a person’s Qi of energy flow. All parts of the body form the Qi and if it gets unbalanced or out of kilter illness can occur.

The body parts and organs are represented by Meridians which are the point where the sections can be most easily accessed by the acupuncture needles. These are tiny very sharp needles that normally do not cause pain. Acupressure and heat treatments called Moxibustion is also used in conjunction with Acupuncture. The needles relieve the imbalance and bring the energies back into line.

Any number of ailments can be cured or have symptoms significantly reduced by this treatment. It is completely natural and may be used with herbs and essential oils. The Western cultures have finally accepted the effectiveness of Acupuncture, and it is now covered by a lot of insurance companies, check with yours to see if it is covered.

If you are looking for alternative healing methods be sure to check out Acupuncture Therapy. You probably won’t get immediate results, most of the time you will need repeated treatments. Dr. Donald Snow at the CoRelief Center will treat you for twenty visits and if after seven or eight you have not experienced at least 50 percent relief he will stop the treatments. He says he doesn’t want the patient to spend their hard earned money if he is not helping them. But according to many testimonies it has cured migraines, ear infections, allergies, neck and back pain and much, much more.

Why resort to chemicals and medicines with horrible side effects if you can use this natural method to improve your health? You’ll find clinics readily available. Be sure to research a few.

Massage for Natural Health

Touch has long been an antidote for tired and sore muscles. if ever we think of the perfect relaxation getaway, it always includes a massage. But this method of muscle manipulation has health benefits that reach a lot further than this. Many cultures have used massage for healing for hundreds and even thousands of years.

Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression

Is one of the methods that can relief some forms back pain. Thai is typically administered by a Chiropractor.

Nonsurgical spinal decompression

Spinal Decompression By Tom Wsulcer (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Here are some of the other types:

  • Chinese Massage: Mostly used for pain relief in conjunction with herbal healing and acupuncture. it is usually performed while you are seated.
  • Connective Tissue Massage: Uses no oils. Is used for Chronic tension, posture problems, and often used to relieve the pain with Tendonitis, Arthritis, and Sciatica,
  • Reflexology: Targets the areas of the foot associated with pain in other parts of the body.
  • Swedish Relaxation Massage: This is probably the massage we imagine when we think about a relaxation massage. Long and short strokes combine with tapping and vibration methods.
    Thai Massage: This method is more physical. It manipulates the body by using hands and feet and incorporates Yoga movements. it can help adjust skeletal alignment, improve flexibility and relived tension. It is also said to stimulate the inner organs.
  • Remedial Massage: This uses heat to repair soreness and damage to muscles. By treating the whole body it traces the problem back to what originally caused it.
  • Shiatsu: Japanese massage whereby the hands, elbows, thumbs, forearm, knees and feet are used to give an intense massage. It would also included joint rotation, and stretching as well as joint manipulation.

You can also combine some of the techniques, At Healing Touch Body Works, I usually opt for a deep tissue massage using oils, which includes pressure points, joint rotation, joint manipulation as well as stretching. I find that this method works best to relief knots in my muscle which cause imbalances in my joints and posture resulting in low back and neck pain.

Pierre Schexneider M.Ed.