Acupuncture and Back Pain at our Palm Beach Gardens Acupuncturist Center
Acupuncture began in China more than 2,500 years ago. It involves inserting thin needles at certain points on the body. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body has more than 2,000 of these points. They are connected by pathways or meridians, which create a flow of energy called Qi (pronounced “chee”). Stimulating these points is said to correct the imbalance of qi and improve the flow of energy. Treatment at Goldberg Wellness & Acupuncture Center in Palm Beach Gardens consists of inserting needles at various pressure points on the body and through the skin. They are not meant to cause pain, harm, or discomfort.
back of the knees points
lower back points
The patient will be asked to lie down on their back, front, or one side, depending on where the needles are to be inserted. The acupuncturist should use single-use, disposable, sterile needles. As each needle is inserted, the patient may feel a very brief stinging or tingling sensation. After the needle is inserted, there is occasionally a dull ache at the base of the needle that then subsides. Acupuncture is usually relatively painless. Sometimes the needles are heated or stimulated with electricity after insertion. The needles will stay in place for between 5 and 30 minutes.
The number of treatments needed depends on the individual. A person with a chronic condition may need one to two treatments a week over several months. An acute problem normally improves after 8 to 12 sessions.
If you are interested in an acupuncture session and would like to speak with a professional, contact Goldberg Wellness & Acupuncture in Palm Beach Gardens and schedule your consultation today!