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- 12 Meridians Acupuncture2511 Oakstone Drive
Columbus, OH 43231(614) 423-8368
HoursMon11am - 4pmTue10am - 7pmWedClosedThu10am - 7pmFri11am - 4pmSat, SunClosed
“Brigitta not only does an excellent job; but I appreciate her extensive knowledge on the subject of alternative medicine and various options available in treating various health related issues. I would highly recommend her!
Testimonial was last modified: March 8th, 2012 by admin
“I met Brigitta at TORN networking group a few months ago. I was excited to find out she was a licensed acupuncturist. We have been working together now for a couple of weeks. My goals are to manage stress, lose weight and have balance. After just one full treatment I noticed... Read more »
“Acupuncture helps with the back pain! Back in March I had a nasty fall resulting in major back pain. I went to the doctor only to receive pain medication. 6 weeks later, still having pain went back to the doctor in which he told me I needed physical therapy. Physical... Read more »
“Amazing Experience! Brigitta is amazing! I was extremely stressed out and always “on edge”, but after a few times with her treating me, I felt very calm. Immediately I felt calm when she put one of the needles in a certain point, but after a few treatments, it lasted longer. I... Read more »
“When I walked into the office, I was in pain. My eczema was so bad that all I wanted to do was scratch and cry. I wasn’t sleeping well, I was so self-conscious about my face that I didn’t want to leave the house. Just 3 weeks later, I now... Read more »
“As an avid extreme sportiest, for most of my Life I have experienced backpain, breaks and other chronic pain. I thought I would just have to live with it. Now after only a few sessions with Brigitta I am sleeping better, my pain is more manageable and I have increased... Read more »
“I injured my neck at work. As a nurse I rarely ember to take time out for myself. I woke the next morning with a stiff neck and called Brigitta for a session. I experienced an immediate instant relief of over 30% and complete 100%relief after the next day’s session.... Read more »
“Brigitta is a Master of her healing craft! I enlisted 12 Meridians Acupuncture for my first experience with acupuncture to help with relaxation, sinus issues, and minor joint pain and I’ve been a regular ever since. She was amazing at making me feel comfortable and relaxed with my first experience... Read more »
“After being treated for my back, left leg, and my sciatica in my left leg for a month with only little relief from my chiropractor treatments, I decided to visit Brigitta and try acupuncture treatments at 12 Meridians Acupuncture. Before my acupuncture treatments, it hurt when I walked and I... Read more »
“Great experience, would recommend to anyone! Early in the summer I had some serious lower back pain, leg pain and headaches from a car accident. I never have had acupuncture done before and was very new to it all, but was recommended by my doctor. After looking at Brigitta’s website... Read more »
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Many individuals seem to have their reservations when it comes to whether or an alternative method of medicine can actually make a difference when it comes to some of their greatest aliments – like chronic back pain. While studies for the effectiveness of acupuncture on back pain have been scattered across the board, we have seen a great number of success cases and we know one particular organization that would encourage pain sufferers to give it a try.
According to a document published by the North American Spine Society (NASS), “A number of conditions, including back pain are commonly treated with acupuncture. […] A study published in 2006 demonstrated that acupuncture was effective in relieving pain in patients with chronic low back pain”
The study that is referenced by the NASS was called, Acupuncture in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. After the trial was completed with a total of 298 patients, it was concluded that “acupuncture was more effective in improving pain than no acupuncture treatment in patients with chronic low back pain.”
For those who suffer from this type of severe pain, it would be extremely beneficial to explore different solutions that are available. Currently recognized as a form of alternative medicine, acupuncture may not be a treatment that you think of right from the start, but it can help to reduce your daily chronic back pain, whether it be independently or as an aid.
As stated by NASS, “depending on your back problem, your physician may recommend acupuncture either alone or in conjunction with other treatments, such as medications, physical therapy or exercise.” We encourage you to speak with your regular physician as well as your acupuncturist to determine the best course of action for your specific condition.