Acupuncture is a wonderful, healing treatment for low back pain and the mental health sequela of it. It is not invasive, is very safe, and patients feel improvement with sequential treatments, preferably weekly. They do not get addicted to pain meds nor are they exposed to toxic chemicals. In total, it optimizes their body’s healing potential. There is no better treatment for chronic back pain either alone or in combination with other treatments. Other countries use acupuncture extensively and America would do well to follow suit. Plus, it is very affordable for physicians and healthcare facilities due to low overhead.