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Sciatic Pain (43 years old, Female)

Clinical Manifestations:

Onset: 3 months ago patient fell down on the ground and the pain started from her lower back first

VAS: 4~8

Location: Lleft side gluteus area, lateral side of the thigh and calf

Quality: a sharp, shooting, or electric shock-like pain

Aggravating Factors: Activities, standing and sitting long hours

cAlleviating Factors: Stretching and massaging

TCM Pattern Differentiation

Qi and Blood Stagnation on the GB meridian (TrPs on the Piriformis, gluteus minimus and medius m.)

Treatment Method

1st visit: Ling Gu & Ba Bai with movement – gives instant pain relief at least 50% + electro-acupuncture on GB29 & 30 with ashi-points (trigger points)

2nd visit: electro-acupuncture on GB29 & 30 with ashi-points (trigger points)

3rd visit: Acupuncture Injection Therapy

4th visiit: Cupping and Tui Na

Treatment Result

After 1 treatment a week for 4 times, patients sciatic pain has completely disappeared

*image used for illustrative purposes only.

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