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Sciatica, Sciatic Nerve Pain – Treatment and Relief

Get Relief from Sciatica and Sciatic Nerve Pain With Acupuncture  


Sciatica is a condition I love to treat as it is thought to be a difficult and debilitating condition. I have found it to be wonderfully responsive to my work. Patients often begin to get significant relief from theri sciatic nerve pain in the first session. The vast majority of patients experience relief of significant or severe symptoms within days or weeks.

I have treated countless patients for sciatic pain. Among them is Jill. Here is her story of rapid pain relief and recapturing her health.

It was like a miracle... my life quality is 100 percent improved

I was recommended by my dentist Dr. Jasmine in Long Beach. I had told my dentist that I recently had an MRI and have a 5.5 mm herniated disc and my sciatic nerve was pinched. I spent 2 weeks off of work and about 3 months slowly trying to recover but I was in constant pain. The kind of pain where you think to yourself that you can’t be in this kind of pain everyday and have any quality of life. I saw Tara 6 times. After the first visit. I felt a lot of relief!! It was like a miracle. And after the 4th time no pain at all!! No sciatic nerve pain or back pain!! I feel so grateful my life quality is 100 percent improved. She is a wonderful healer. She is kind, thoughtful and cares about your well-being. I will be a patient of Tara’s as long as she is in practice. Thank you Tara. Last I want to say I never tried acupuncture before and if you’re afraid. No need. It’s virtually painless.

Jill F.

According to The World Health Organizationsciatic nerve pain can be effectively treated by acupuncture. 

In my 21 years of experience successfully treating all kinds of sciatica.  Cupping, acupuncture with electro-stimulation (like a TENS unit but deeper and shown to be more effective for pain relief), proper ergonomics and stretching exercises are also very helpful. Natural/nutritional muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatories also greatly speed long term healing and relief.

Sciatica is a condition that affects up to 40% of the American population.  It reachesits peak occurrence in the 5th decade of life and often presents with a variety of related symptoms from the lower back to the big toe.

Sciatica can in some cases result in a condition known as “drop foot”, where the nerves that allow the foot to dorsiflex and take a step are compromised.  I have had many cases of sciatica with drop foot resolve rapidly without the need for surgery.  


The sciatic nerve is the thickest nerve in your body.  It’s about the size of your pinky finger.  The sciatic nerve is a combination of the nerves leaving the spinal cord at the lower back and combining in the buttock area before traveling down the leg to the foot. 


The nerve pathway can be impinged at different locations for different reasons such as disk herniations, disk degeneration, spinal stenosis, poor posture, or imbalance of the pelvic cavity due to tight hamstrings, psoas, or periformis muscles.  If certain muscle groups are in spasm and too tight, exercises and stretching targeting those muscles can be given to the patient to significantly prevent recurrence.  


Excessive weight, sedentary lifestyle and smoking increase the likelihood of experiencing sciatica.