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Posts Categorized: Sciatic Pain

Acupuncture Relieves Leg Pain, Naturally

Woman in blue track suit stretches out after getting acupuncture for sciatica and leg pain.

Get Fast Relief from Leg Pain with Acupuncture!

Are you looking for a holistic approach for relief from sciatica and leg pain?  Acupuncture works!

Sciatica specifically describes pain associated with the sciatic nerve root. It usually affects the lower back, gluteal region and leg, sometimes radiating to the lower leg and foot. Acupuncture relieves leg pain, naturally, without any side effects!

Here’s what you may be experiencing:

  • Pain running down the back, side and front of the leg
  • The pain is worse when you sit
  • There are burning or tingling sensations
  • There is constant hip and gluteal pain
  • There is weakness, numbness or pins and needles

The discomfort is experienced is due to impingement or inflammation of the nerve. The sciatic nerve passes down the back of the leg, but it is also common for people to have nerve pain radiating from the back, down the side or front of the leg. This pain is sometimes referred to as sciatica, although technically it follows a different nerve pathway.

Acupuncture is a good treatment option for relieving leg pain and sciatica.

There are several acupuncture channels passing from the area of the lower back and hip down the legs. These often follow the pathways of pain described by patients and can be used to help to relieve leg pain.

Acupuncture has been found to have an anti inflammatory effect in the body. It works on local muscle and nerve tissue to promote circulation of blood and immune system modulation. It has been found to have an effect to reduce the sensitivity of pain preceptors in the brain. Acupuncture is also understood to promote levels of serotonin and noradrenaline which help with pain control and speed up the repair of nerves.

Acupuncture relieves leg pain but also works to relieve stress and pain throughout the whole body!

Acupuncture is very helpful and it’s quick. Often relief is felt at the first treatment, and usually only a few are necessary, unless longstanding injuries are the cause, in which case more treatments will be needed.

In addition, acupuncture is good at reducing the tension in the neck tendons and muscles. It has a relaxing effect on many people and some even fall asleep during the treatment. Stress relief is more important than ever.

With acupuncture, we look at your whole health history, sports traumas, falls, bumps and bruises, as well as all other stories, and tailor a treatment specifically to your needs. The body likes to remember its history to help protect you. Acupuncture also helps to reduce the residual effects that linger, sometimes for years.

Most people experience great results. Many patients feel immediate improvements.

Acupuncture treatments are painless and gentle. Our offices are clean, healthy, and peaceful places to be.

The best part? The treatment is safe, natural, effective and drug-free.

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

 Acupuncture in Action with Ingri Boe-Wiegaard 


Ingri Boe-Wiegaard has been a licensed acupuncturist in Fairfield, Wilton and Bethel, CT for over 30 years.