I am reading more and more research that is stating that “Acupuncture works”! Now, I’ll admit, it works but you have to work it. No one takes their blood pressure medication once a week or once a month. It’s the same with Chinese medicine. I work to help your body heal itself, get stronger, and thereby reduce symptoms to the point where they may not come back!
I read about the pain results in a meta-analysis of 11 randomized controlled studies and the conclusion was that “Acupuncture may be more effective than medication” for neck and lower back pain. And “real” Acupuncture worked better than “sham/fake” Acupuncture – KNOW YOUR Practitioner(!) and his or her training. Acupuncture was effective for both long and short term pain relief even when the discs were herniated.
 
Why is this important? Because when people receive that “herniation” or “degenerated” disc diagnosis, they often have a lot of fear about the future, the pain, how much their activities may be impacted, etc. Come get treatment!! Live your life the way you want!
Come see me at OIM on Tuesdays for Acupuncture and other Chinese medicine therapies. 303.350.7990
Martha Lucas, Ph.D.,L.Ac