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Sciatica Acupuncture

Sciatica Pain Acupuncture

Our natural, safe and effective treatments reduce inflammation and nerve pressure and reprogram your pain pathways to reduce or eliminate your sciatica pain. We treat both the symptoms (pain, numbness, tingling) and root cause to simultaneously reduce your pain now and in the long-term.

Our sciatica treatments are gentle and don’t use any jarring or sudden movements so you feel comfortable during and after your treatment.

We use a combination of multiple treatment techniques including sciatica acupuncture, manipulation, Chinese medicine, diet, special exercises and lifestyle advice. By not limiting treatments to one particular type, we are better able to tailor treatment to your particular situation to maximise effectiveness and pain relief.

We treat the whole person not just the problem area. Sciatica pain can come from a herniated disc, dislocated hip, osteoarthritis, pressure from the uterus during pregnancy, irritation and inflammation and your Kidney function (from a Chinese medicine perspective) and can be made worse through your choices of food, lifestyle, types of exercise and posture.  Finding out what is causing your sciatica pain and treating it successfully means we have to treat you in a holistic way.

 

How We Treat Your Sciatica

How we treat you will depend on our assessment of your particular situation, however we use a range of treatment modalities to achieve the best result for you.

Acupuncture for Sciatica

Acupuncture melbourne delivers three treatment effects:

  • It reprograms your neurological pathways for pain. This is especially effective for chronic pain.
  • It directly promotes the body’s natural healing response around the cause of the sciatica pain.
  • It indirectly treats your whole body to put you back into balance so your body can repair itself.

Chinese Herbs for Sciatica

We use all-natural, plant-based Chinese herbs to reduce inflammation, promote blood flow and healing to the local area and to clear out any stagnation that may be preventing the area from healing.  Chinese herbal therapies for sciatica and lumbago usually involve warming the kidney yang, dispelling Cold, clearing dampness (usually by invigorating the spleen function), and resolving wind-cold-damp complexes. However, the actual herbal prescription will depend on the individual.

Diet for Sciatica

We recommend the best diet for your condition.  Chinese medicine has a completely different view of diet to Western medicine.  We look at the flavours, energies (hot/cold) and target organ nature of foods to recommend the foods you should and (more importantly) you should NOT eat.

 Manipulation for Sciatica

We use gentle manipulation techniques to relieve pressure, tightness and inflammation to directly reduce sciatica pain and discomfort.  We do not use any sudden or wrenching movements so you feel comfortable during and after.

Cupping for Sciatica

We use Chinese cupping techniques to remove stagnation and tension, and promote blood flow to the areas of sciatica pain.  Cupping is a highly effective treatment when coupled with acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

Exercises for Sciatica

We may recommend some specific exercises for you to strengthen weak areas, reduce tension in tight areas and increase your range of motion.  These help to improve and maintain the improvements we achieve for you during your treatments.  Exercises may include Qigong.

We Treat a Lot of People for Sciatica Pain

We spend a lot of time assessing and treating sciatica pain. Like any specialist, we’ve become very good at what we specialise in. Our sciatica treatment incorporates a number of treatment protocols, which when combined, make our program so effective.

Treatment Protocols From Over 40 Years of Clinical Results For Thousands Of Patients

We use treatment protocols that have been developed and fine-tuned by some of the best Chinese orthopaedics practitioners of the last 40 years.

Gentle, Safe And Non-Jarring Sciatica Treatment

Our treatments are gentle and don’t use any jarring or sudden movements so you feel comfortable during and after your treatment.

Multiple-Modal Treatment For Higher Success Rates

We use a combination of multiple treatment techniques including acupuncture, gentle manipulation, Chinese medicine, diet, special exercises and lifestyle advice. By not limiting treatments to one particular type, we are better able to tailor treatment to your particular situation to maximise effectiveness and pain relief.

We Treat the Whole Person Not Just the Problem Area

Sciatica pain can come from a herniated disc, dislocated hip, osteoarthritis, pressure from the uterus during pregnancy, irritation and inflammation and poor Kidney function (from a Chinese medicine perspective) and can be made worse through your choices of food, lifestyle, types of exercise and posture.  Finding out what is causing your sciatica pain and treating it successfully means we have to treat you in a holistic way.

Additional self-healing advice

We ensure that you are doing the right things to help yourself to speed up your recovery and reduce the number of times you need to see us.

 A Real Alternative To Drugs And Surgery

Nerve pain is notoriously difficult to treat with standard manual therapies and medications. At best, medications (over-the-counter analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAID) and epidural steroidal injections) only mask the pain temporarily and do not deal with the primary cause of the pain. Long-term use of pain killers and anti-inflammatory drugs causes other health problems including gastrointestinal problems. Other common side effects of NSAIDs include gastrointestinal problems, raised liver enzymes, diarrhoea, headache, dizziness, salt and fluid retention and high blood pressure.

Surgery may or may not help your sciatica pain.  Surgery is a highly invasive, expensive and painful option that often comes with long recovery times.  In our opinion, surgery should be viewed as a last resort.

Our treatments reduce inflammation and nerve pressure and reprogram your pain pathways to reduce or eliminate your sciatica pain. Acupuncture melbourne treats both the symptoms (pain, numbness, tingling) and root cause to simultaneously reduce your pain now and in the long-term.

See how effective acupuncture for sciatica pain is here.

Getting Acupuncture Treatment

Just come in for a few treatments to see what difference acupuncture can make to your sciatica pain.  Call us today on 9988 1928.