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Is an acupuncture mat effective for back pain?

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Acupuncture is a time honored treatment for pain, nausea, energy and organ imbalance.
Also it can help people with addictions who have failed to control smoking or narcotic use for their back pain. The practitioner of acupuncture can be a physician with 200 hours of training, or a non-physician with years of training. Seek someone you can work with for the duration. Maintain hope.

In brief: No

Acupuncture is a time honored treatment for pain, nausea, energy and organ imbalance.
Also it can help people with addictions who have failed to control smoking or narcotic use for their back pain. The practitioner of acupuncture can be a physician with 200 hours of training, or a non-physician with years of training. Seek someone you can work with for the duration. Maintain hope.
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years and acupressure is based on similar principles to acupuncture.
Although it may symptomatically make your back feel better is unlikely it will cure/treat the underlying cause unless due to musculoskeletal spasm/strain/sprain and the acupressure allows your muscles to relax.

In brief: Possibly

Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years and acupressure is based on similar principles to acupuncture.
Although it may symptomatically make your back feel better is unlikely it will cure/treat the underlying cause unless due to musculoskeletal spasm/strain/sprain and the acupressure allows your muscles to relax.
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
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