Needles applied to the lumbar region for disc herniations relieve back pain. Acupuncture needles applied to the lower back

 

Acupuncture combined with herbal medicine is effective for the treatment of lumbar disc herniations. Beijing Timber Factory Worker’s Hospital researchers investigated the effects of warm needle acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine on patients with lumbar disc herniations. The combined therapy produced a 69.2% total effective rate. Using warm needle acupuncture as a standalone therapy absent the use of herbal medicine produced a 50.7% total effective rate. 

from Acupuncture and Herbs News and Research http://ift.tt/2uMvHSv

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