I have had back pain for several years and previously used chiropractic care to alleviate it. It worked for me, but it took a long time to heal after a flare-up. The chiropractor I saw told me that the limited blood flow to the discs was the reason why it took so long for them to heal after injuring them. I found information saying that acupuncture increased blood flow and decided to give it a try. The constant pain made me willing to try almost anything short of surgery.
I searched on the internet to find an acupuncturist and had the great fortune to find Dr. Lisa (Yuehui Li) Zhou. I am also on medication for high blood pressure (Lisinopril). She took my blood pressure and it was 148/93. She gave me treatment for my back, high blood pressure and also for my work related stress/anxiety. I went to see her four days that first week. At the end of the first week, my back pain was gone. I no longer had to ease myself out of bed in the morning and walk hunched over until my back eased up. It was totally gone.
I couldn’t believe the change that came in such a short time. Even more amazing was the reduction in my stress and anxiety. The tightness in my chest and “overwhelmed” feelings were gone. I am relaxed, more alert and more productive at work. My blood pressure reading after four days of treatment was 111/72. Acupuncture is not painful and is actually very relaxing. I usually fell asleep during each session.