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Acupuncture Treatment for Sciatica

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Chinese physicians during olden times were already aware that back pain is basically due to internal weaknesses of the human body, to lifestyle and to factors in the environment.

Old age or an inherent weakness of the back can be a cause of back pain. Tiredness is often an issue with this type of problem. With regard to this, the need to relieve pain obviously as well as to strengthen the back is extremely important or else the pain will often come back.

If the food we consume is too damp, it can result in too much fat tissue and fluid accumulation which can collect in parts of the body that block the flow of energy and blood. Stagnating energy and blood are thought to be the cause of pain in the body.

Practitioners of Chinese medicine think that emotions can result in back pain, since strong emotions can affect the flow of blood and energy throughout the body that can lead to pain.

The environment is seen by traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners as a potential reason for disease and pain in the human body. Nowadays, we like to see ourselves as separate from nature and the environment. But if you decide to regularly go out without proper clothing on a windy, cold and wet day, you are likely to suffer from back pain eventually. Ancient Chinese physicians think that damp, cold and windy weather are pathogenic factors that result in pain when they enter the body.

Acupuncturists treat back pain by sticking thin needles into acupuncture points that are located along energy vessels called meridians on either side of the back. Acupuncturists often select acupuncture points in the back that are tender to the touch. These points are oftentimes associated with the sympathetic nervous system ganglions.

Acupuncture points on the legs and feet can also be needled to help free up the circuit of blood and energy within the energy vessel. This vessel travels throughout the body from the eye to the person ‘s little toe, as well as travel down the side of the back.

Other back pain treatment such as physiotherapy, osteopathy and chiropractic are popular treatment options for back pain. One of the best treatments for sciatica and different types of back pain is acupuncture which has a unique capability of reaching nerves that travel deep within the muscles of the body.

 

 

Written by Valerie

September 15th, 2014 at 9:33 am

Posted in Acupuncture

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