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Finding Relief: Acupuncture for Sciatica


Where and What is Sciatica?

The sciatic nerve is one of the largest nerves in the human body, originating from the lower spine, extending through the glutes, and into the back of each leg. It is formed by nerve roots that extend from the lower lumbar and sacral region. Along it's pathway, it innervates various muscles, including those associated with hip movement, knee flexion, and ankle dorsiflexion.

The sciatic nerve plays a crucial role in facilitating movement and sensation in the lower extremities, making it essential for activities such as walking, standing, and maintaining balance. Dysfunction or compression of the sciatic nerve can lead to symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness along it's pathway, which is what we call Sciatica. It can be due to conditions such as herniated disc, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, or muscle tightness.

How Can Acupuncture Help?

Acupuncture, a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), offers an unique approach to the treatment of Sciatica. By targeting specific acupuncture points along the affected meridians, acupuncture aims to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and promote the body's natural healing processes. The two main meridians commonly affected are the Bladder and Gallbladder meridians, which run along the lower back, hips, and leg. When the affected areas are needle, we are able to open up the meridians, to allow for the free flow of qi and blood, alleviating pain.

Unlike conventional treatments, such as NSAIDs and even surgery, acupuncture takes a holistic approach by not only addressing the symptoms, but also the underlying imbalances contributing to the sciatica. By promoting balance and harmony within the body, acupuncture offers a natural and effective way to manage sciatic pain and improve overall well-being.

Your Path to Relief Starts Here

If you're experiencing sciatic discomfort, acupuncture may offer a safe and effective healing solution. At Goji Wellness Clinic, we specialize in creating personalized care to address your unique needs. Let us help you find relief from your sciatic pain, and contact us to book an appointment and take the first step to reclaiming your comfort and mobility. Don't let sciatica hold you back, and click the link below to book your first appointment.


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