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Acupuncture for sciatica

Sciatica acupuncture origin

Acupuncture for sciatica is a kind of modern therapy, which implies the placing of particularly subtle needles under the epidermis at specific parts of the body. Generally, this type of conventional Chinese medicine is used by specialists to cure pain. According to Chinese medical practice, sciatic acupuncture is a method of counterbalancing the energy stream and life power, namely qi and chi, that are known to circulate in a human’s organism. Due to inserting the needles into the peculiar dots on the body, people are believed to improve their energy flux and find the balance between physical and mental health. 

Contrary to this, a lot of professionals from the west claim that acupuncture points for sciatica are the area which induce nerve endings and muscles. Others prefer the idea that this technique enhances a patient’s pain threshold and improves the bloodstream.

Reasons for making sciatica acupuncture

Usually acupuncture for sciatica is applied to reduce the symptoms of a plethora of illnesses and disorders, such as:

  • queasiness and retching caused by chemotherapy (postoperative period);
  • toothache;
  • fibromyalgia;
  • neck ache;
  • different types of headaches as well as migraines and mental/emotional strain;
  • pain during labor;
  • ache in the small of the back;
  • osteoarthritis;
  • menstrual spasms.

Sciatica and acupuncture factors of danger 

You are not at risk of being affected by acupuncture for sciatica if you are examined by a qualified and competent health care provider. However, there some issues that can influence your physical state, including:

  • extreme sensitivity;
  • organ traumas and damage;
  • different types of inflammation and infections;
  • cardiovascular conditions;
  • pacemaker’s experiencing;
  • pregnancy.

Acupuncture for sciatica pain treatment

Acupuncture for sciatica treatment or ‘therapy according to the lifestyle’ is one of the most spread interpretations of traditional Chinese medicine. This technique is believed to be one of the most ancient ways of curing and healing since 2500 BC. Can you imagine how old it is? Technically, acupuncture for sciatica nerve works due to the influence on some specific dots along the patient’s body with a special device. In fact, the disease is perceived as a result of energy disbalance in the organism. The process of rebalancing needs the excitation of sciatica and acupuncture areas, that is achieved by inserting the needles through some particular points of your body. There is a variety of technologies that can be used while this procedure, for example:

  • electric  impulsion;
  • laser therapy;
  • hot, vacuum or artemisia massage.

Sciatica acupuncture benefits 

Not everyone may know that in Korea, Japan, China and other Asian countries acupuncture for sciatica pain is an essential part during the recovery period. Asian specialists reckon that this therapy is useful as a kind of rehabilitation in various cases, such as:

  • surgery;
  • divers types of fractures and luxations;
  • long-term illnesses;
  • general body state improvement, both mental and physical.

Does acupuncture work for sciatica?

As it was said before, sciatic acupuncture is an effective way to treat various diseases, sciatic is not an exception. Moreover, it can be used as a painkiller for a vivid variety of conditions, like:

  • Headaches and migraines;
  • Nausea;
  • Ache in the muscles, some areas of the corpus or joints due to the aging or being injured;
  • Experiencing goosebumps;
  • limb swelling;
  • rheumatic disorders;
  • Stroke and heart attacks;
  • Illnesses of the nervous system;
  • Pain in some parts of the body, including stomach;
  • Allergic reactions and asthma.

Eventually, acupuncture for sciatica is beneficial in quitting smoking, getting rid of sleeplessness, obesity, stress and depression.