Both Chinese acupuncture and massage therapy are regularly used to alleviate chronic pain. According to the British Medical Journal, a recent study showed acupuncture to provide greater short-term pain relief and better range of motion than traditional massage.
Likewise, people ask, is acupuncture in neck safe?
A number of people who use acupuncture for chronic pain report benefits. For back and neck pain, acupuncture is safe as long as sterile needles, such as single-use disposables, are used by a trained practitioner. But skip it for conditions other than pain; there's no conclusive evidence that it will help.
Can acupuncture help chronic back pain?
Back pain is one of the top reasons people seek medical treatment. It is also the No. 1 reported reason for seeking acupuncture. The good news is chronic low back pain is one of the conditions that research suggests acupuncture may be an effective tool for treating.
Can acupuncture help relax muscles?
Acupuncture improves muscle relaxation. Acupuncture treats painful 'adhesions' where scar tissue has formed in your muscles, ligaments and surrounding tissue, Au says. Your circulation gets a boost, endorphins decrease pain and muscles relax, resulting in improved range of motion, function and performance.