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Is acupuncture for lower spinal pain/si joint pain or back problems in general an effective treatment?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: Acupuncture is very effective for muscular back and joint pain. Electro acupuncture is especially effective.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Very often - yes: I agree with dr. Chin. Acupuncture is benefitial for both acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems. It can help by decreasing obstructions of qi, blood circulation, lymph drainage and nerve conductivity. Acupuncture is often used for refractory back pain (with and without electrical stimulation).

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