Acupuncture and Acupressure for back pain

Acupuncture has been used to treat multiple illnesses for many years.There are lot studies showing that acupuncture has been successful with chronic pain. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body is a web of pathways or meridians mapping the nervous system which allows the energy to flow. Pain is understood as a stagnation in the human body and the stimulation of Acupuncture points helps to restore balance.

Acupuncture and back pain:

Acupuncture points are at the intersection of pathways and they stimulate the central nervous system therefore releases natural chemicals into the body.These chemicals are called opioids, they reduce pain and they promote a sense of well-being and better sleep for the patient. Acupuncture and acupressure will stimulate the points and they will restore the flow of energy.

What is Acupressure:

Acupressure is very similar to acupuncture but it has a milder effect. Acupressure only use certain tools such as Gasha or fingers to stimulate the points. It increases blood circulation around the pressure points and beyond. Acupressure is a form of therapy to treat children and adults. Shonishin is a Japanese technique requiring the use of certain tools to treat children and guasha or tuina is used for adults. Tuina is a technique from China that can be used for the all treatment or to prepare the patient to receive acupuncture.


This short article is offering a glimpse of acupressure therapy as part of traditional medicine. Success varies based on the gravity of the symptoms. Acupuncture and acupressure are definitely a better option to treat chronic pain and to allow the patient to recover without any side effects.