Yesterday was no different from the rest, except for the human being who might have changed my life for the better.
I have always been afraid of acupuncture. When I was about 8 or 9 my grandmother would take me with her and my grandfather to his acupuncture treatment. He had a few strokes resulting in complete paralysis of his right side. It was always terrible to see someone getting poked with 1,000 needles and be fine.
Now that I am older, I understand that they were going to hopefully help bring sensation back using acupuncture.
Today I am going to talk to you about how acupuncture may or may not be the answer for you.
Sciatic Nerve Acupuncture.
So I was talking to these 2 very nice people, Derek and Kim. Derek, the son, was telling me how he had slipped a disk and was barely able to move. He went his doctor and took the prescriptions that were given to him, but the pain was not resolved. He was referred my his doctor to their acupuncturist. Derek stated that they poked him with the needles, he waited, but no pain was relieved.
He was very upset to have gone through this and no still not have a solution to his pain. His friend then told him about a woman studied acupuncture and his experience was very successful.
At this point Derek was willing to try anything, the pain would not go away. He decided to make the appointment and go, it was close to his home, so that made him feel a little more comfortable.
The acupuncturist’s name was Lisa. She was born in China where she had been studying acupuncture her whole life. Derek said that he had not had that kind of relief in months, he was sold. He went back a couple time a week for 2 weeks, until the pain had completely gone away. He was beyond excited, he never thought that excruciating pain would go away.
Acupuncture- Stroke Recovery.
Derek went on to tell me about his mother’s story. Kim had a stroke, paralyzing her completely on her right side. When he saw her eating at the dinner table with her hand because she couldn’t use her fork, he broke down in tears.
The next day, he decided to take her to see Lisa. He rolled Kim in and Lisa brought her back to the room. Lisa started with the needles around her leg, then she started smacking and shaking Kim’s leg. Derek was a little confused as to what he had gotten his mother into, but Lisa did her magic.
By the end of the session, Kim was able to lift her foot up and down and had full motor skills of her right arm. They were overjoyed!
Can Acupuncture Help Sciatica?
After hearing about Derek and Kim’s experience I was not only happy for them, but hopeful for myself.
Acupuncture has had its fair share of good and bad reviews. It’s not reasonable and a little terrifying. I always picture sleep walking with a million little needles in my back, but we won’t get into that!
Acupuncture is mainly used for the lower-back, the knee, the neck, and headaches. There are many researchers who state that sciatica is best treated with acupuncture.
Research states that you need to check the credentials of the acupuncturist you will be going to and that there are many reasons to be cautious. The top 2 are sterilization and poor knowledge which can result in serious issues with your body internally.
I want to be able to tell you the good, bad, and ugly. This is information that I consider when I am not fully knowledgeable about a subject.
But, I am willing to try it!
Finding My Qi.
There are always going to be products you need to look up and find their ingredients, doctors you need to know the history of, and surgeries might have complications. With the world being able to research everything nowadays, we are able to find out a lot of information, before we take the risk.
Acupuncture has been around since 6000 BCE and now has at least advanced to needles, instead of using tiny bones…and there goes another nightmare!
I will keep you posted on the result or will I……