Alternative Therapy for Neck Pain
Alternative treatments based on traditional Chinese medicine may also be of assistance to those suffering from neck and back pain and can be used in conjunction with other therapeutic practices, both alternative and conventional. Acupuncture and acupressure are two of these techniques.
Acupuncture for Neck Pain
Traditional acupuncturists believe that the body’s energy force (Chi or Qi) can become blocked, through stress and injury along with other reasons. Once the energy is blocked this can lead to physical
Safety concerns about acupuncture are usually unfounded, although patients choosing this kind of therapy should always find a registered and experienced practitioner with recognized qualifications. It is a simple matter of common sense that meticulous hygiene practices must be in place at any such clinic as unsterilized or reused needles can harbor disease and infection. If in doubt, find another practitioner and report your concerns to the local health authority.
Last Updated: 9/10/2010