Acupuncture is a traditional medical practice that originated in the Far East two thousand years ago. Due to its proven healing ability, acupuncture is gaining recognition in the west. The medical industry is slowly acknowledging this traditional healing method which is very popular in healing back pain. To be discussed below are three types of acupuncture methods that help in alleviating or healing back pain. Chinese Traditional Acupuncture Chinese traditional acupuncture northampton opened the door for acupuncture's introduction in the world stage. It is considered as the most popular type of acupuncture method. Acupuncture has been used and is still being used in China to cure a variety of different illness, one of which is back pain. Needles are used in this type of acupuncture which aims to control or balance the flow of qi in your body. A balanced qi flow will help a patient ease his back pain. Japanese Traditional Acupuncture This acupuncture method is similar to the Chinese method but it uses needles which are thinner than the ones used in the latter. The usage of needles in this type makes the method more than that of the Chinese. This method also aims to control and balance the flow of qi in the body. Korean Traditional Acupuncture Another type of acupuncture for healing back pain is the Korean traditional acupuncture. Compared to the first two methods, the Korean type of acupuncture is more recent but it is as effective in healing back pain. In this method, the needles are inserted in the hands only and not on different parts of the body which is being done in the Chinese and Japanese types. The needles used are much smaller and thinner. Now that you know the most popular type of acupuncture methods that can be used to alleviate or ease back pain, please remember to consult your doctor first before trying out one of these methods. Your doctors could provide you medical information which can be used by acupuncture experts as guide in the healing treatment. You can learn more about my Oakland acupuncture [http://www.diwahealth.net/] practice by following this link and downloading my free e-book called How to Thrive in the Modern World. If you are looking for San Francisco acupuncture [http://www.diwahealth.net/], you can click here to learn more.