The patient is a man with the age of 40s.
When he played basketball 3 weeks ago, he felt pain in his right buttock. He started to feel pain from his right buttock to the outside of his lower leg a week ago, went to ER and took prescribed medicine, but the pain didn’t go away so that he visited my acupuncture clinic.
The pain at the time of standing walking gradually disappeared. He had severe pain appearing especially around the outside of his right lower leg while he is sleeping, but it disappeared after 6th treatment.
Remaining tightness around his right buttock and the back of his right thigh disappeared after 9th treatment, so the course of acupuncture treatment for the sciatica from his right buttocks to his right lower leg ended at 10th treatment.
The treatment is based on Individual Treatment for Adult.
There was weakness in his Liver energy, so I strengthened his Liver energy by using Liver points on his leg.
Painful points with pressure were located on his right buttock, around IT band and on Gall bladder and Stomach meridians on his right lower leg.
The number of painful points with pressure gradually decreased and it also became gradually easier to remove those painful points.
I only used distal points with round-tip needles to remove the painful points with pressure.
As a home therapy, I marked 2-3 points and had him put a penny or aluminum foil on the points for 30-45 minutes every night.
After the first treatment, he felt a little better so that when he went back home, he did gardening and the condition got worse.
Before starting the first treatment, I explained him to be careful at the beginning of treatments, but it was not enough. It is understandable that you want to do something more when you feel okay to do that, but that can make the symptom worse and the time of healing longer.
But since then, he didn’t do anything making the symptom worse, visited my clinic for follow-up treatments as I instructed and got better as I expected.
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