In this study 88 patients with sciatic disease with duration of 1 month to 10 years were treated with acupuncture. After a course of treatment, 46 patients were cured, 29 showed marked improvement, 7 improved and 6 were ineffective.
SOURCE: Zhaorong C.
Clinical Observation of Therapeutic Effects of Wrist-Ankle Acupuncture in 88 Cases of Sciatica.
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine – 57/33
Q: My doctor recently suggested acupuncture. Is acupuncture safe and will it really help?
A: Acupuncture is one of the most time-tested treatments known to mankind. If the value of acupuncture treatment was based solely on how long it has been around, and many people it has helped, then acupuncture would be the most effective treatment known to humankind.
Many patients advocate acupuncture as an extremely effective treatment for many different symptoms. These symptoms include pain from a variety of sources such as sciatica nerve pain, lower back pain, arthritis pain, as well as many other conditions including nausea, inflammatory conditions, even anxiety and depression, to name just a few.
What Can Acupuncture Do For You?
You can use acupuncture to play a vital role in the reduction or elimination of your back pain by shortening recovery time and preventing a chronic condition from developing.
Research has shown that acupuncture causes the body to produce natural steroids and promote the production of natural endorphins. Steroids decrease inflammation, while endorphins are produced by the body to kill pain. Both substances can play an integral part in the breaking up of the pain cycle.
By reducing acute back pain, you can use acupuncture to reduce the chances of chronic back pain from occurring. Acupuncture can help avoid the need for costlier and more invasive surgical procedures. And if pain can be markedly reduced with acupuncture, it also lowers the need for painkillers or other medications that can either cause unwanted side-effects or prolong your condition.
Experience The Power of Acupuncture
I went to see Acupuncturist Steven Sonmore when I had the worse sciatic flare up since my second back surgery. To be honest, I had little faith that the nerve pain would go away, let alone the constant back pain that has been with me since 1995.
I am very happy to say I have been pain free for almost two weeks! I do not know how or why acupuncture works â€“ It just does!! Thanks a million!!
SuzAnne Balzer- Minneapolis, MN
Steven Sonmore has helped me with back pain. I have scoliosis and other back issues. When I leave his office I feel taller, straighter, and more relaxed. My family is amazed by the improvement in my posture.”
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