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Sciatica is characterised by a deep, constant pain that starts from the lower back and buttocks and can run all the way down to the foot. In the majority of cases there is an impingement of the sciatic nerve either at the piriformis muscle of the buttocks or at the lower lumbar or sacro-iliac joint.
From an Oriental medicine perspective this condition is seen as a form of Blood stagnation, which can be moved with various needle techniques to help alleviate the pain and restriction associated with this condition. We will often use a combination of acupuncture, sotaï structural alignment and remedial massage to attain long lasting results.
Muscle tightness and tension throughout the neck and back, as well as structural imbalances can lead to chronic, dull and constant headaches. The head and scalp are surrounded by muscle and connective tissue and like all other areas of the body, can be affected by poor circulation of Qi, Blood and nutrients.
Acupuncture may also be beneficial in the treatments of migraines and migraine prophylaxis. According to a Cochrane study from (June 2017 Linde K et al.) the available evidence suggests that adding acupuncture to symptomatic treatment of attacks reduces the frequency of headaches. The available trials also suggest that acupuncture may be at least similarly effective as treatment with prophylactic drugs.
Ondol Clinic Location: 129 Sylvan Road, Toowong, Q 4066 | Phone: (07) 3371 0100 | Website: www.ondol.com.au | Ondol Oriental Medicine Clinic © 2015 - 2018 | Designed by Roz Stokes Design
Conditions related to joint pain and restriction such as osteoarthritis, may be successfully treated with acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can play an important role in the management of injuries. Whether we are dealing with an ankle sprain, a tennis elbow or a shoulder impingement syndrome, acupuncture may be helpful in the recovery time of injuries, combined with specific exercises.