Around 80 percent of us will have back pain at some point and although there are various remedies, acupuncture for back pain has become a popular treatment option. The back muscles become more relaxed when the tiny needles are inserted into the body’s key points, and the flow of oxygen and fresh blood through the affected area is increased. Most people who try acupuncture for their back pain report positive results, although as with any treatment, individual results can vary. Your acupuncturist will first discuss your medical history with you before any treatment begins, and several sessions may be needed. Acupuncture doesn’t hurt and is 100 percent safe; many patients find the process to be extremely relaxing. And the good news is that as acupuncture becomes increasingly acceptable and delivers positive results, more insurance companies are covering the cost of the treatment.