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:
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.
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
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.