Acupuncture for treating back pain is “a sham,” according to a UK agency. Experts instead recommended the use of back pain pillow as an effective alternative for pain management.
The British online newspaper, The Independent, reported this week, “Health officials no longer recommend using acupuncture to manage lower back pain, having described the technique as "no better than a sham treatment."”
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that has originated in China. Practiced by sages and medicine men since the ancient times, acupuncture has become popular in non-Asian countries in the recent years. The practice is purported to be effective in treating various maladies from common colds, to painful back and joints.
However, the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), an independent body that was set up by the UK government to provide guidelines on drugs and treatments available in the country, released a statement doubting the veracity of testaments on acupuncture’s therapeutic effects.
According to the statement, the claimed effectiveness of acupuncture in the management of pain and other ailments has insufficient evidence. The statement was published following a review done by the organization on the guidance on dealing with lower back pain.
Experts agreed with the decision and instead asked the public to focus more on products that are scientifically proven to be effective in relieving lower back pain. In particular, experts endorsed the use of Shredded Memory Foam Pillow, a back pain pillow known for providing the optimum comfort and support to muscles and joints.
Shredded Memory Foam Pillow are great for back and neck support because it contains memory foam that automatically adapts its shape to the weight, position, posture, and contours of whole body. As a back pain pillow, it intelligently molds itself to the body, thereby, removing the strain from the spine and dispersing the pressure from the weight. All of this help easing the pain in the back.
Instead of paying hundreds of dollars for expensive acupuncture, Shredded Memory Foam Pillow is undoubtedly a better alternative.
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