Dear Chantelle,


  • Acupuncture for Back Pain relief

  • Tai Chi exercises to relieve tightness in your back

  • Relief supplement information

  • Bird Dog for Back Strengthening exercise

Are you tired of back pain slowing you down? Here's how acupuncture may be the solution you've been looking for:

  • Targeting of Pain Points: Acupuncture employs thin, finely crafted needles, strategically placed to interact with specific meridians, or pathways, in the body. This process effectively addresses the root cause of pain, facilitating the unblocking of energy pathways and alleviating discomfort in the lumbar region.

  • Anti-inflammatory Effects: Acupuncture initiates a reduction in inflammation by modulating the body's immune response. This reduces swelling and pain, promoting healing.

  • Enhances Circulation: Proper circulation is vital for the repair and maintenance of bodily tissues. Through the stimulation of acupuncture points, there is an increase in blood flow, enriching the affected area with oxygen and nutrients essential for recovery.

  • Releases Natural Painkillers: Acupuncture triggers the body’s innate mechanisms for pain management, including the release of endorphins and other neurochemicals that naturally mitigate pain.

  • Promotes Relaxation and Reduces Stress : Acupuncture is renowned for its ability to induce a state of deep relaxation (we call it the Acuzone 🙂). Stress tightens your muscles like a coiled spring. Acupuncture enhances relaxation, allowing your muscles to unwind and your mind to calm, reducing the strain on your back.

Natural Tips to Eliminate Back Pain

Alongside acupuncture, consider these simple yet effective strategies to keep your back in top shape:

  • Stay Active: Regular, gentle exercise like walking, swimming, or yoga can strengthen back muscles, improve flexibility, and reduce pain.

  • Mind Your Posture: Whether you're sitting, standing, or moving, good posture is essential. Hours on the computer can lead to long-term pain. Strengthening exercises will enhance posture naturally -see Bird Dog below. (click here for ergonomic tips videos.)

  • Heat and Cold Therapy: A warm bath or a cold pack can be your back's best friend. Heat relaxes muscles, while cold reduces inflammation. Try our infrared mat for deep heat relief.

  • Stretch Regularly: Stretching is like giving your back a gentle hug. It keeps muscles flexible, maintains range of motion, and prevents stiffness. Try to stretch every day, especially before and after exercise.

  • Mindful Lifting: Lift like a pro — bend at the knees, not the waist, and hold the load close to your body. This technique protects your back from injury and strain.

Incorporating these practices into your daily routine can significantly reduce low back pain, improving all aspects of your life. Start by being aware of what movements create pain, like brushing your teeth or having your feet up on an ottoman. Then you can make tiny changes that lead to huge results. 

"If you don't take care of your body, where will you live?" Dr. Wayne Dyer

In health,

Dr. Chantelle DeShazer, L.Ac. Ph.D. MTOM

Tai Chi to Relieve Back Pain

Start these exercises slowly!


Bird Dog - Back Strengthening

Key points to remember when doing the Bird Dog strengthening exercise:

  • keep you back flat
  • beware of hyper extending your back (just brings arms and legs to a level position)
  • create more challenge by holding the arms/legs up for a few seconds or more
  • don't do this excerise if you're in pain

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