American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends non-drug treatments as first line therapy for low back pain (LBP) 

•  Acute LBP : heat, massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation.

•  Chronic LBP : exercise, rehabilitation, acupuncture, mindfulness stress reduction, tai chi, yoga, et al.

•  Acupuncture is recommended for both Acute and Chronic LBP

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