The use of acupuncture as a viable form of therapy was not wholly embraced by the general public in the United States of America and by the medical profession. In 1972, after Nixon visited China, Acupuncture started drawing more attention to the public. Over the past 4-5 decades, it is now quite well known in the USA as well as other countries around the world. Today, there are clinics in the US that have been set up by well experienced and professional China-trained acupuncture experts. For example, there are acupuncture treatments in Boca Raton Cancer Centre. In West Palm Beach, Coconut Creek and Boynton Beach, there are more and more acupuncture clinics serving the retired people.

Knee and Lower Back Pains

One of the most common afflictions of many people in the US and around the world is lower back pain, knee pain, and other joint pains. One of the main reasons for this complaint is life style, we basically sit too many hours each day. When the retired people in Pompano and Delray Beach sat for more than 5 hours a day, the muscles become weaker and the blood circulation will be compromised. If they eat more processed sugar and bad fat, the blood vessels will be half blocked and the nerves will gradually loose function. The poor circulation will speed up the joint degeneration. The most common joint pain complaint is knee pain and lower back pain, the pain killer never improves your circulation, on the other hands, you tend to injury your joints because your nerves are numb when you take pain killer. You would do more exercise when the pain is gone, but the muscles and tendons are still weak. Fortunately, knee pain in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach Garden can now be treated quite successfully with the opening of top quality acupuncture clinics run by qualified and very experienced acupuncturist and herbalist.

Alternate Therapies

The traditional method used by western doctors to help relieve the symptoms of back pain is heat/cold treatment of the painful area along with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. However, now patients in Boca Raton, Parkland, Coral Springs and Palm Beach Garden have the opportunity to use acupuncture and Chinese herbs to reduce the swelling of the nerves and relax their back muscles. The acupuncture procedure for back pain is performed by qualified, licensed, and experienced acupuncture practitioners, many of whom have been providing relief to hundreds of patients in and around the Boca Raton area. Finding the root cause of the problem is what the acupuncturists do initially, before providing the right acupuncture treatment. If you are patient with this acupuncture treatment, you can avoid the future surgery and be able to walk until you reach 90’s as other patients who have had acupuncture treatment in Boca Raton acupuncture clinic for many years.

Lifestyle Modifications

Back pain complaints are divided into two categories; acute and chronic back pain, with the most common complaint being lower back pain. The complaint usually presents itself as lower back pain, stiffness, soreness, or strain, and in some cases, the patient may have the pain radiating even lower to the buttocks or legs. Long term taking anti-inflammation medications can cause liver damage or GI bleeding. Furthermore, the medication never can cure the back pain, they only relive the symptoms without strengthening the muscle and tendons. The acupuncture practitioner in Boca Raton, Parkland and Wellington will complete thorough investigations into the patients’ lifestyle, food, and work/home posture before prescribing a course of acupuncture treatments and stretching exercises.