Ancient Acupuncture Center has very extensive experience of healing herniated disc. For patients during the acute period (i.e., happened within 2 months), it usually takes 4 to 7 treatments to heal the pain based on our treatment cases.

Common symptoms of herniated disc are back pain, leg pain, and weakness of leg muscles, tingling, numbness, or bowel/bladder problems. For severe cases, patients have to lie on bed and cannot stand up to walk. For herniated disc happened over 6 months, the symptoms can become persistent and worsening. It will take longer to heal. For chronic condition over 1 year, the treatment and healing process can take a few months. For these chronic cases, a two-month treatment program is recommended as initial treatment. At the end of the program, every case will see improvement. Based on the initial improvement, the amount of further treatments will be evaluated.

Program Objective
• To completely relieve the pain from herniated disc so the patient can resume normal life.

Program Guidance
• It requires three treatments a week until it is healed. It usually takes 4 to 7 treatments to heal the acute herniated disc.
• Each treatment lasts for about 1 to 2 hours. The treatment includes a combination of steps such as acu-point therapeutic massage (i.e. Wu’s Tui-na), electro-acupuncture, and scalp acupuncture. The procedure varies from case to case. Sometimes other treatments such as heat pad, cupping, and herbal medicine can also be applied.

• Rest on back and sleep preferably on the firmest bed.
• Use soft belt to tighten the lower back muscles while doing gentle activities.
• Avoid activities that aggravate your symptoms. Avoid lifting heavy objects and should try not to bend or twist the back excessively.
• During acute period, avoid sexual activities. At chronic stage, keep sexual activities to minimum.
• Keep lower back warm. Don’t let your back get cold.
• After the pain is gone, consider taking herbal medicine to improve your health. This can reduce the chance for recurrent herniated disc.

Payment Option
• Each acupuncture treatment session costs $55. Herbal medicine costs $65 for half month.
• We have 10-session treatment card available to purchase for a discount.
• Some PPO medical insurance plans such as Blue Cross PPO are accepted. Due to the complex procedure of insurance claims, we would like you to pay the above rate first. We will send claims to your insurance company. After we receive payment, we will refund you up to your cost.