Sciatica involves pain along the outer leg and coccyx. People can also feel numbness or tingling sensation. In acupuncture theory this is stagnation in the gallbladder channel. The gallbladder channel runs through the coccyx, into the buttock and down the outer leg down to the foot.
Sciatica can be caused by sitting too much, exposure to cold or from consuming too much coffee. Sitting too much presses the coccyx onto the nerves running underneath it causing sciatica. Exposure to cold causes the muscles to contract causing pain. For this reason it's good to wear thermals or more than one layer on your legs. Coffee causes the gallbladder to contract, which will affect it's meridian channel that runs along the same path as the sciatic nerve.
Acupuncture for sciatica
Acupuncture treatment is very effective for sciatic pain. There is a specific acupuncture channel that follows the sciatic nerve. Applying acupuncture needles along this channel relieves sciatic pain and muscle tension allowing people to move better and be in less pain. When there is less sciatic pain, people can sleep better and have more energy, which allows them to exercise more, which helps relieve sciatica. Our acupuncturist has helped many people with sciatica become pain free.
The animated video below explains how acupuncture relieves sciatica.
Acupuncture for Sciatica
Dr (TCM) Attilio D'Alberto BM (Beijing), BSc (Hons) TCM, MBAcC, MRCHM
Dr (TCM) Attilio D'Alberto has been treating sciatica for over 13 years and has great success in treating sciatic pain.
Dr (TCM) D'Alberto graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in China.