Sciatica: My Story

Personal Experience

The experience of a typical sciatica pain on the right side of my body stretched over a period of several years. Most of the time my lower back and leg pain was agonizing and I had to be super careful to keep my back, hip and leg warm at all times.

Searching for Pain Relief

When young, I was an avid cross country skier and remember having several minor accidents where I landed on my tail bone. I believe that those experiences were the beginning of my lower back pain, which through the years developed into a herniated disk and full-blown sciatica.

I searched and used many forms of therapy, particularly natural pain relief with Acupuncture and Chinese healing herbs, but the pain kept coming back when the weather was cold and damp. I had to be careful and use the above methods as soon as the first symptoms emerged.

Sciatica Exercises

As in any form of back pain therapy, it is important for you to know what the cause of sciatica is before you design an exercise program. After the diagnostic assessment, an acupuncturist or a physiotherapist can be of help.

In my case I learned that moving and doing exercises is better than bed rest. My choice was to incorporate a few Yoga stretches into my Non-invasive Acupuncture and Chi Kung self-healing program. This combination was helpful for many years.

A Small Surgery to Relieve Pain.

As I mentioned earlier, the cause of my pain was a herniated disc pressing on the root of the sciatic nerve. Finally, a micro-operation was done, which relieved the pressure and pain. For this, I am extremely thankful to our Western medicine and the skillful surgeon who performed the task!

Just in case you or your loved ones back and leg pain are caused by a herniated or a degenerative disc, have this checked out by an MRI or X-ray. If your doctor recommends a micro-operation, please consider it for it is a safe, one-day procedure which can make you permanently free of sciatica.

Suggestions

My body is still sensitive to cold and damp, and I continue to use the DIY acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, but now as a strengthening and preventive measure. This way my body stays completely pain-free and supple, I don’t get colds, I have good stamina, and I am happy. And I wish the same to you!

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the kidneys are the foundation of life. As we get older the aches and pains we experience are usually associated with Kidney Yin and/or Yang weakness.

One or a few visits to a well trained Chinese Medicine doctor in your area could give you an understanding of your body’s strengths and weaknesses. By asking questions you would know which of the patterns of disharmony are predominant in your particular situation and learn about the needle-less acupuncture for healing and rejuvenation.

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Stress Relief

Searching for Stress Therapy?

Our non-invasive Acupuncture Stress Relief, Guided Meditation and other Holistic Healing Resources can help you.

Stress can cause many symptoms and our health seems always much more valuable after we lose it.

Isn’t that the truth, but not to worry!

Here you can learn to use our unique, yet proven Stress Relief Resources based on ancient Chinese Medicine that includes easy to apply Non-invasive Acupuncture.

You will learn about:

  • Chinese Medicine Stress Therapy

  • Stress causes

  • Stress illnesses

  • Anxiety Self Help

  • Acupuncture for Insomnia

  • Office Stress Relief with Guided Meditation

  • Our Acupuncture Stress Relief methods can help you build resilience in order to manage your life with its twists and turns.

What Is Stress?

From the dictionary: Stressed out – debilitated because of stress. The Condition or adverse circumstances likely to disturb the normal physiological or psychological functioning of an individual – distress caused by this.

Root: middle English >distress, old French >estress–narrowness, Latin >scrictus-strict.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective on Stress.

Chi or Vital Energy flow is restricted.

Most physical-emotional-spiritual disorders manifest first as chi malfunction. Harmonious flow of energy, necessary for the nourishment and maintenance of tissues, organs and glands, is restricted.

Disorders of vital energy may later progress to affect blood, tissues and organs – through this our emotions and our spirit. This can then lead to physical illnesses such as cancer, which in Chinese Medicine is viewed as a blood stagnation.

Undisturbed chi flows naturally within the body, including the brain, considered to be the office, which directs the essential operations and energies. These, in turn, are governed by the heart.

Learn to master your vital energy! please click Strategies and non-invasive Acupuncture for Stress Relief.

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