Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment for Back Pain


From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are three causes of back pain. These are referred to as external causes, internal causes, and independent causes. External causes refer to invasion by the excesses of six climatic factors include wind, cold, summer-heat, damp, dryness and fire. Internal causes refer to liver depression due to stress and frustration may cause sciatica and sacroiliac pain. The independent causes of back pain can be traumatic injury, dietary imbalance and insufficient exercise.

Back Pain Relief

Cupping is a very effective and safe treatment for back pain. Cupping is used together with acupuncture and massage therapy to increase the muscle relaxing and pain relieving effects of each treatment. Cupping is thought to release tissues deep inside the body, relax tense muscles and ease stiffness associated with back pain. Professional athletes have been known to use cupping therapy to improve performance and reduce stiffness, muscle cramp and joint pain. (Cupping Therapy)

1) There is a liquid formula has been used by martial artists in China. It is still widely used today to treat all kind of injuries. Zheng Gu Shui is a famous Chinese herbal liniment for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains of muscles and joints.

Where to buy: Solstice Medicine Company Zheng Gu Shui for Pain Relief

How to use: You can soak cotton balls with the solution and apply to the injured area. You should keep the injured area moist with the Zheng Gu Shui, and wrap the soaked cotton balls around the injured area with gauze or plastic wrap. If there is a wound on the injured area, you can apply the Zheng Gu Shui to surrounding area to help speed up the healing process.

2) Wu Yang Brand Pain Relieving Medicated Plaster is effective in relief of arthritis pain, muscle pain, back pain, sprain pain, joint pain, bruise pain.

Where to buy: Wu Yang Brand Pain Relieving Medicated Plaster

3) 701 Dieda Zhengtong Yaogao Medicated Plaster provides pain relief from muscle pain, minor aches, and pains in joints.

Where to buy: 701 Dieda Zhengtong Yaogao Medicated Plaster

Acupuncture Treatment for Back Pain

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), there are promising findings in the use of acupuncture in treating back pain, particularly in patients who do not obtain considerable relief from usual care treatments by Western Medicine. The study results concluded that acupuncture is clearly effective in providing considerable pain relief for patient with chronic low back pain.

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