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Acupuncture & Sciatica

What is Sciatica?

What is Sciatica? Well Sciatica is when pressure on sciatic nerve causes a type of radiating pain. Usually it is caused when when a herniate disk or bone spur in the spine presses on the nerve. The pain tends to originate in the spine and radiate down the back of the leg. Sciatica is more likely to affect only one side of the body. If we go in depth, Sciatica tends to affect only one side of the lower body.The pain manages to extend from the lower back throughout the back of the thigh and down along the leg. Sometimes the pain may also extend to the foot or toes, usually it depends where the sciatic nerve is affected. Additionally, other common causes of sciatica also include: Lumbar spinal stenosis. This is basically when there is a narrowing in the spinal canal in the lower back. Also in the list is Degenerative disc disease, this is when there is a breakdown of discs. These act as cushions between the vertebrae.

Common causes of sciatic pain

Degenerative disc disease

Lumbar spinal stenosis



Herniated lumbar disc A.K.A. Slipped disc, Bulging disc, Pinched nerve

How Long does it last?

Mild Sciatica ranges between 4-8 weeks, and do not last longer than. it is probably acute sciatica, and medical attention is not usually necessary.

How does Acupuncture Help?

When Chi is unbalanced or blocked the human body tends to respond with pain and illness. Acupuncture & Acupressure are known to relieve the herniated disc pain. It relieves pain and it reduces inflammation. Acupuncture and herbal Medicine also relieve sciatica, both combined achieved a 95% total effectiveness.

When small needles are inserted in specific points and sites on the body, they tend to trigger a response from the nervous system. This kind of response from the Nervous systems generates the brain to :

Release a cascade of natural painkillers (endorphins and enkephalins),

Increase blood flow to the painful area,

Relax the muscles in the surrounding area.

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