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Acupuncture: Sciatica

In Traditional Chinse Medicine, Acupuncture can help with pain. Can Acupuncture help with Sciatica? The answer is yes, Acupuncture can benefit and help with this pain. Let us explore what it is in a Traditional Chinese medical context.

Channel Blocks

Where there is a pain, there is blocked qi. Qi is the energy which flows through all things. Depending on where sciatica derives from it usually affects two channels. The Urinary Bladder channel or the Gallbladder channel. In addition, it can branch out to the partner channels of Kidney & Liver.

Location of Channels

The location of sciatic pain can be behind the leg (Urinary Bladder) or outer side of the leg (Gallbladder). Occasionally, it can be both. These two channels are primary to any TCM diagnosis to help alleviate this syndrome. As a result, treatment on the two meridians may be a focus. While Urinary Bladder & Gallbladder are the focus, other channels can assist also.

What to do?

Acupuncture can assist Sciatica due to its holistic approach. In Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture because it views all accounts of lifestyle, there is a complex web of relationships. This web includes various interrelationships between the body, emotions & thoughts. Hence, over time it can help a person become balanced. It can also help one be aware of themselves, assist in physical ailments and help process one’s emotions & thoughts.

Book your Toronto Community Acupuncture Today

The cause of sciatica is an imbalance and is highly unique to the individual. In Traditional Chinese Medicine through a professional, one can get a formal TCM diagnosis via questions, pulse & tongue to get a customized treatment. Book your individualized session today.

Note: This is a general information article & one should go to a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) or Traditional Chinese Practitioner (TCM.P) for an individualized diagnosis & treatment for your specific condition.