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Treatment of Sciatica by Acupuncture and Massage

Sciatica is a symptom caused by many diseases. According to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, I have treated 62 cases of sciatica mainly by acupuncture and massage successfully.


Among the 62 cases, 37 patients were male, 25 female, the ages were from 23 to 68, the duration of the disease ranged from 3 weeks to 12 years. Out of 62 cases, 26 were primary sciatica, 30 secondary sciatica and 6 other type sciatica.

Methods of Treatment:

1. Acupuncture:

The main acupoint are Zhibiang, Huantiao and Huanzhong. Puncture with the needle tip to the direction of the sciatica, deep needling for 3-3.5 Cun to make the patient feel radio-electric shock. Assistant points are Yinmen, Yanglingquan, Chengshan, Juegu, Kunlun, and Taichong. Take 2-3 points each time, connecting to an Electrical Stimulator, keep for 25 to 30 minutes.

2. Massage:

Manipulation of Massage are pushing manipulation, poking Channels method, pressure-massage, rolling and rotating manipulation, tapping technique, pulling manipulation, relaxing and shaking manipulation along the Bladder Meridian of Foot-Taiyang, the Small Intestine Channel of Hand-Taiyang and the governor Vessel Meridian.


Out of 62 cases, 42 were cured, 14 improved and 6 ineffective. Therefore, the effective rate is 90.32%.


Sciatica is caused generally by that wind, cold, and damp evil attack channels and collaterals and lead to stagnation of Qi and blood. Acupuncture has the function of expelling cold, wind and damp evil, unblocking the channel. Massage can be unimped of channels and collaterals, assist anti-pathogenic factor and expel pathogenic factor. Using the two methods at the same time can make the channel and Qi-blood regulated then relieve pain.



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