Most doctors do not try to tune up internal organs while treating back pain. Yet that is part and parcel of acupuncture treatment. When our back aches it is often the cause AND the result of various other underlying problems in the body. While inflammation can migrate to any number of joints and limbs, it often gravitates to the overworked lower spine. A treatment of acupuncture combined with heat and special massage techniques will often give immediate relief and restore lumbar flexibility.
What is not generally known is that this same treatment protocol often results in improvements in the kidneys, bladder, sexual organs and intestines as well. Many people report fewer sleep interruptions from urination during the night. Some have noticed improvements in prostate function, erectile dysfunction or frigidity, and menstrual issues. Therefore we see that treating the spinal muscles, spinal fluid, bones and nerves affects all the neighboring organs. Sometimes knee pain is misdiagnosed as a local problem when it actually stems from a low back issue. Likewise many pains in the lower leg originate from the sacrum.
To grasp the effectiveness of acupuncture is to realize that an acupuncture meridian has all the properties of a laser beam. Visualizing our bodies as a light-streaming entity helps us to appreciate the magnitude of this electromagnetic energy system. Consequently, the manipulation of certain points along these light streams can have ramifications in many directions. Repairing one short circuit can activate many appliances!