Acupuncture for sciatica
Sciatica normally starts from the lower back(L4) through the tailbone (S1), buttock and down the side of the leg to the foot. This path is the gallbladder channel in acupuncture. Stimulating points along this channel with alternative medicine such as electro acupuncture helps to relieve sciatica and restore blood flow.
If you have sciatica, I would recommend wearing thermals when the temperature is below 10 degrees, sitting on a hot water bottle and avoid driving a manual car. I have helped many people with sciatica become pain free.
Treatment of sciatica
Conventional management includes advice to stay active and continue daily activities; exercise therapy; analgesics (e.g. paracetamol, NSAIDs, an opioid); muscle relaxants; corticosteroid spinal injections; and referral for consideration of surgery. However, there is a lack of strong evidence of effectiveness for most of these interventions.
Recent research has shown acupuncture treatment to be more effective at treating sciatica than traditional pain killers. It has also been shown to prevent bone loss.
Watch my animated video which explains how I can reduce sciatica.