We have extensive experience and near 100% success in treating sciatica.  In many cases, the patient was in such severe pain that he/she had to be carried in to the clinic.  After the first session of acpuncture, the patient was able to walk out on his/her own, allbeit slowly and careful, but without pain.

Sciatica is a very common form of pain.  It starts from the lower back and continues to the buttock, thigh, behind the knee and the calf, sometimes the feet.  In addition to seveve pain, there may be numbness, muscular weakness, pins and  needles and difficulties in controlling the muscles.  It can occur on one or both sides.  In most cases, there is pain in performing simple tasks such as putting on a sock, getting in and out of the car, getting out of bed, or standing from a seat.  The sympatoms can be aggrevated or triggered by keeping the same position for a long time, such as driving, standing or sitting.

From the perspective of TCM, the sciatic pain is caused by blockages in the Bladder meridian whicb runs both sides of the spine, the sacrum, buttock, the back of the thighs, the knees, the calves, behind the ankles then along the outside of the feet.  In some cases, the patient may have blockages in the Gall Bladder meridian which runs along the outside of the hip and legs.  The acucupuncture points are exactly where the pain is the most severe.  The acupuuncturist inserts needles of various lengths and thicknesses in the appropriate acupuncture points to remove the blockage and restores the flow of Qi.  As a result, the pain is greatly reduced or completely eliminated.  The number of sessions required depends on several factors such as the age, history of the illness, life style, diet, and the presence of other illness such as diabetes.