Acupuncture for low back pain and sciatica


Although not all lower back pain can be called “sciatica”, all set pain is actually associated with lower back (even though it may not be found there), and both conditions will be discussed here to avoid unnecessary repetition .

Back pain is the most common type of complaint in relation to concerns about muscle soreness and injury. If you have not yet experienced this kind of pain, you can do so in the future, so it is worth learning now how to treat it, and if possible, even prevent it from happening in the first place. Acupuncture and other arrangements Chinese Medicine (TCM) (eg cupping therapy) have shown amazing results, and acupuncture is especially popular because it can be used in combination with other treatments.

Generally speaking, your ‘lower back’ is somewhere below the ribs and covering the buttocks. Set pain radiates frequently down one leg or the other, and (as mentioned above) can be found in one leg. In TCM, lower back pain is said to be caused by excessive physical work, of sex, pregnancy, childbirth, overwork, insufficient physical activity, or invasion of external pathogens. When the cause of your pain has been determined, a TCM diagnosis is then reached (be sure to be analyzed properly trained specialist TCM, even if it’s just acupuncture you’re getting treatment). TCM diagnosis of low back pain generally involves Kidney deficiency (‘Kidney’ capitalized to distinguish from the scientific definition of “kidney”), stagnant Qi (aka “energy”) and Blood, or preservation Damp cold in the area.

Kidney deficiency seen in chronic cases of low-back pain, and can be caused by any of the above factors. For example, repeated invasion Cold-Damp can eventually cause failure of kidney organ systems and lead to low-back pain. Accompanying symptoms are often cold feeling in my lower back, pain when lying and worse after intercourse or work, as well as night sweats and even knee pain.

Damp-Cold invasion can be seen in both acute and chronic cases of low back pain. This kind of pain tends to be worse in the morning, is relieved by the application of heat, and tends to worsen in damp or cold weather. With the cold and dampness invasion, usually one or the other predominate, so you might feel symptoms Cold more than moisture or vice versa. For example, cold heaviest you can usually feel better mobility rather than rest, and heat will relieve your pain. With abundant moisture, you can see a little inflammation, and may even feel special heavy feeling in the back.

Lower back pain caused by stagnation of qi and blood is usually caused by muscle strain in acute cases and is associated with kidney failure as the cause of more chronic cases. This type of stagnation characterized by pain that is more sharp and piercing in nature, and is worse with rest but also of exercise. Low-back pain of qi and blood stagnation is often very tender, and you may find it uncomfortable both standing and sitting. This pain does not respond to changes in the weather or the application of heat, and is marked by severe stiffness and rigidity.

When analyzed by TCM expert, you will find acupuncture very effective for lower back pain. The extent of time it will take for the treatment depends on how long you have had your condition; acute cases tend to be treated faster than chronic ones. Selection of items practitioner uses depends on your analysis, although the overall level of the lower back will be chosen. In terms of Western diagnostic your exact cause of low back pain is not as important in TCM symptoms you present. Anyway, be sure to see your doctor to rule out any structural imbalance. While acupuncture can help you, it will give you piece of mind to know if you have, for example, osteoarthritis or prolapsed lumbar disc present.