A Patient's Acupuncture Treatment Experience

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing an acupuncture patient, who had been diagnosed with sciatica. Sciatica is a condition in which the sciatic nerve is inflamed. The symptoms this patient had included pain, tingling, and numbness which traveled from his lateral aspect of his left hip, referred down his leg and into the lateral aspect of his left foot. At times the pain was so severe he had to miss work and other common daily activities. He did not find much continuous relief of symptoms through his conventional medical care. As a result, he received two acupuncture treatments, which gave him long-term relief from the sciatic symptoms. This patient was kind enough to agree to an interview for this blog to explain his personal experience with acupuncture.