Are you or someone you love suffering from lower back pain? If the answer is yes, you certainly are not alone!
Statistics show that at some point, 80% of adults experience low back pain. This pain can be debilitating and is the single leading cause of missed time at work, and job related disability.
Low back pain can begin as the result of an injury or can slowly develop over time due to changes of the spine and surrounding muscles. The pain intensity can range from dull to sharp. This pain can interfere with work, household, and leisure activities and can lead to depression and isolation, if effective treatment is not found. It is no surprise that most will seek treatment and unfortunately, often to no avail, leaving them frustrated with the continuing pain.
Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years and is commonly used for many types of chronic pain and illnesses. It is a physical intervention, which involves placement of small needles in the skin at different acupoints. This makes some people queasy just thinking about needles!
However, acupuncture has been proven scientifically as a repeatable, measurable, and recordable treatment. Science has long hypothesized for a scientific explanation of the analgesic successes of acupuncture. Literature supports that acupuncture relieves pain by 1) regulating the autonomic nervous system, 2) activating the release of beta-endorphins, 3) regulating the central nervous system and 4) producing local effects on the peripheral nervous system.
A simpler explanation of all that medical language is that by stimulating these points the body shifts into a recovery or healing state, produces an analgesic effect, and relaxes tightened muscles which put strain on nerves and imbalance the skeletal structure.
Modern Technology for Low Back Pain Relief
Electro-acupuncture has been used as an adjunctive pain management in acupuncture for decades and may be applied invasively or non-invasively. It has been reported to analgesically outperform traditional acupuncture needles. There are different currents, amperage, and application styles for the application of electro-acupuncture. These differences in electricity make a tremendous difference in the health and healing of the body! I have seen these differences first hand myself while doing research on this subject!
The Dolphin Neurostim is a small, handheld device that emits a direct microcurrent for pain management. The application is through a pen -like tip, non-invasive not breaking the skin, onto acupuncture points.
As a therapist for over 20 years, the Dolphin Neurostim is my favorite electro-acupuncture pain relief tool! It is simple to use, safe, and non-invasive (NO needles)! Treatment is fast acting; you can possibly feel relief in minutes! The Dolphin Neurostim comes with an easy to use protocol book with points formulated for pain syndromes, and the Dolphin device actually locates the acupuncture treatment point for you!
The Dolphin Neurostim is FDA cleared and a safe way to use acupuncture points for pain relief. For more information visit www.DolphinOTC.com
Your Health and Wellness Advocate,
Pain Expert Kelly