Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture are proven modalities for neck pain relief. They are also one of the fastest and safest all-natural back pain remedies. Nearly everyone suffers from back and neck pain at some point in their life. In fact, it’s common for women to experience back pain during pregnancy. When neck or back pain becomes debilitating, seeking quick, effective, safe and natural back pain remedies is critical.
Serving Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows and the surrounding suburbs since 1981, First Health Associates’ Center for Integrative Medicine is proud to offer our patients an effective, non-surgical approach to back pain relief. We offer an impressive team of back pain doctors including: medical physician and physiatrist Jason Gruss, MD, acupuncturist Yu Zhu, LAc, MD(China), and chiropractors Joeseph Musolino, DC and Ryan Hamm, DC. Individually or working together, our team of back pain doctors offers back pain treatment without the long-term use of prescription pain medications.
For those who experience chronic or severe cases, employing acupuncture for back pain and neck pain relief ranks at the top of all back pain remedies. For women experiencing back pain during pregnancy, acupuncture offers drug-free natural back and neck pain relief. It is a safe and effective alternative to Western medicine’s pharmacological and surgical interventions.
How Does Acupuncture for Back Pain Work?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), views the body as a complex system of energy channels, or meridians. Our Arlington Heights acupuncturist and TCM provider focuses on identifying disharmony and imbalances in these channels that can lead to disease and chronic illness.
Acupuncture for back pain and neck pain relief involves re-balancing the qi (pronounced chee), vital energy or life force, which travels through the meridians in the back. During the course of treatment, acupuncture needles are inserted into strategic points throughout the body. The needles stimulate the central nervous system and glands. Using acupuncture for back pain releases the body’s natural healing chemicals and endorphins, thus reducing inflammation and pain.
But acupuncture isn’t just a back pain remedy. An article in WebMD Brain and Nervous System News found “Acupuncture may be the best to ease neck pain”. While there a few non-pharmaceutical, non-surgical neck and back pain remedies, acupuncture has proven to be one of the fastest in delivering relief. Typically an improvement in your pain is felt after the first treatment. However, depending on the severity of the case, several treatments may be required. Furthermore, if you developed back pain during pregnancy, acupuncture’s natural approach should be at the top of yours and your baby’s list.
Acupuncturist Dr. Yu Zhu, LAc, MD (China) Is Director of Our Arlington Heights Acupuncture Clinic
Arlington Heights acupuncturist Dr. Yu Zhu, director of First Health’s TCM and Acupuncture Clinic, has more than 30 years of experience helping patients seeking natural neck pain relief and back pain remedies. Dr. Zhu’s expertise, wisdom and compassion are the hallmarks of her treatment that foster a caring and trusting relationship with her patients.
An Integrative Approach to Chronic Back Pain Treatment
In addition to employing acupuncture for back pain, we offer an array of non-surgical neck and back pain treatment options. Our back pain doctor is trained in Physiatry, a non-surgical medical rehabilitation specialty. Medical physician Dr. Jason Gruss, MD is a fellow in the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has been helping patients suffering from neck and lower back pain for more than 13 years.
Also on staff are chiropractors Joeseph Musolino, DC and Ryan Hamm, DC., who have been practicing Arlington Heights chiropractors for 17 and 18 years respectively. Each offer a unique service and style of chiropractic lower back pain treatment and neck pain relief. Whether you prefer old school “hands on” chiropractic adjustments or modern “instrument” adjusting, our Arlington Heights chiropractor team can satisfy every chiropractic patient. Chiropractic is another great option for those who develop back pain during pregnancy.
First Health Associates has provided the best integrative medical care in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs since 1981. Conveniently located off I-90, near Golf and Arlington Heights Roads, First Health serves patients from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Palatine, Elk Grove and Des Plaines.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are effective in treating a variety of conditions. Arlington Heights acupuncturist Yu Zhu, LAc, MD(China) has made First Health’s Arlington Heights Acupuncture Clinic a top rated facility in the Chicagoland area. To find out more about acupuncture for back pain and other conditions commonly treated with TCM, click here.
Meet Arlington Heights acupuncturist Dr. Yu Zhu, LAc, MD(China) – Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Arlington Heights