How Acupuncture Therapy Works for Sciatica?

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Acupuncture is a therapy extremely effective in both relieving physical pain, sometimes immediately after insertion of the needles, and in helping patients remain pain-free on an ongoing basis over the course of many acupuncture treatments. By inserting small needles into specific sites on the body, the needles stimulate key points on the peripheral nervous system and trigger a response from the nervous system. This response from the nervous system leads our brain to:
  • release a cascade of natural painkillers (endorphins and enkephalins),
  • increase blood flow to the painful area,
  • relax the muscles in the surrounding area.
Acupuncture therapy are designed to assure the proper flow of blood to certain areas of the body, promoting the healing reactions that need to occur, essentially allowing the body to “heal itself”. Keyword: sciatica acupuncture therapy