Posts Tagged ‘back pain’

Acupuncture For Sciatica Treatment: Facts & Benefits

Monday, December 12th, 2016 by Sharon Sherman

Sciatica refers to the wide range of symptoms that may result from a herniated disc, spinal compression, or bone spurs on the spine. In typical cases, a person will present with pain along the back of the leg and hip, usually on just one side of the body. This might be an aching, burning, tingling, […]


Finding Relief with TCM: Acupuncture for Pain

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 by Sharon Sherman

When I think about the most common ailments my patients are battling, pain is definitely at the top of the list. Whether it’s migraines, neck pain, joint stiffness, arthritis or lower back pain, dealing with pain is an everyday occurrence for many. Pain is – unfortunately – extremely common. In fact, a national NIH survey […]


Acupuncture For Strained Muscles: Ease the Pain & Heal Faster

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 by Sharon Sherman

Ahhh…glorious weather. Jogs in the park. Strolls through the neighborhood. Gardening in the yard. Summer means outdoor activities. It also means the strained muscles, stiff necks and sore backs that accompany all that moving around. While many people will take two painkillers and call their doctor in the morning if pain persists, studies show that […]


Acupuncture for Cold Weather Joint & Arthritis Pain Relief

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 by Sharon Sherman

As the weather turns colder, many people feel not only the chill in the air, but can also suffer from increased joint and arthritis pain.  For many years, this correlation was often noted by patients and pain sufferers – think of anyone you know with a bad back or bad knees and how they can […]


How to Relieve Lower Back Pain with Acupuncture & Pilates Exercises

Monday, March 15th, 2010 by Sharon Sherman

Lower back pain does not have to drain your spirit or keep you from an active lifestyle.  The cause could stem from a number of culprits, both external and internal.  The good news: Acupuncture and Pilates can support you and the activities that you enjoy. Acupuncture works to remove and deactivate the “trigger points” or […]


Treatment of Back Pain with Acupuncture: Recent Studies

Monday, February 1st, 2010 by Sharon Sherman

A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that acupuncture relieves back pain better than conventional treatments. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, divided 638 participants with back pain into four groups.  Two groups received acupuncture, one group received a placebo version of acupuncture (in which the skin was […]