If you’ve tried almost every kind of conventional treatments for your sciatica pain and the only recourse is surgery, then maybe you need to look into the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment for sciatica pain.
You may have heard about acupuncture before but like most people, you envision it as a scary painful treatment involving lots of needles stuck all over your body.
This stereotypical view of acupuncture unfortunately makes this very safe treatment unavailable for those who really need it.
Acupuncture involves the use of hair-thin needles inserted at strategic points in the body called acupuncture points to treat painful kinds of disorders and conditions. Acupuncture is a part of traditional Chinese medicine that believes that each person has energy called chi that flows like blood all over the body. Illnesses like back pain or sciatica develop when chi becomes stagnant or gets blocked in one or some parts of the body. Chi flows through energy vessels called meridians and acupuncture targets these meridians by placing the needles where the meridians run. The needles help open up blocked meridians and help reinstate energy flow in the affected meridians. The normal flow energy helps treat sciatica pain without any need for medications.
Western medical researches postulate that acupuncture works in relieving pain because the needles help stimulate the production and release of certain hormones and chemicals in the nervous system that are designed to relieve headaches and pain. Others think that acupuncture helps improve circulation, which lessens or relieves pain because pain can also occur when the nerves are not adequately nourished with nutrients and blood.
As mentioned before, acupuncture is quite safe. Actually most people who have undergone acupuncture do not feel any pain at all when the needles are inserted into their skin. Those who favor acupuncture treatment for their condition are more concerned about the cleanness of the needles rather than its insertion into their skin. At the most, people may find some slight tingling sensation and minimal during an acupuncture session. Acupuncturists allay their patient’s fears by using sterilized and sealed needles. See to it that before beginning your acupuncture therapy for your sciatica pain, your practitioner utilizes proper sanitary and health procedures.
As one can gleam, acupuncture may not be your typical ordinary medical treatment for your back or sciatica pain; however, if you give this wonderful and really effective therapy a chance, you may find that it can practically help relieve any type of pain that you may have in your body, not only your sciatica pain. A lot of people would rather try this treatment first rather than considering a surgical operation for their pain. The fact is a lot of people have already tried and benefited from acupuncture and they found it an effective way to treat their allergies, pain and other types of illnesses.