Japanese Acupuncture for Severe Acute Lower Back Pain and Sciatica

Using Japanese Acupuncture last night I had the privilege of treating my brand-new next-door neighbor for excruciating lower back pain and sciatica.

Although Keiron had only just moved in and would only be staying for a week his plight became known to me in general conversation.

He was already taking anti-inflammatory medication and had sought Traditional Chinese acupuncture treatment earlier in the day, all to little or no avail.

He had been suffering for almost 7 days and his condition was growing worse by the hour.

He was in excruciating pain and had extraordinary difficulty walking the few meters from his apartment to mine.
It took all of 10 minutes for him to get up on the treatment table.

Apart from the fact that within 15 minutes of the treatment finishing he was moving in a far less painful and inconvenient manner his comment that he could feel his entire being relax and unwind immediately I administered Liver Yin deficiency root treatment using the points LIv.8 – KI.10 stood out.

He continually remarked throughout the course of treatment that this was the most relaxed he had felt in days, once again confirming for me the validity and power of administering an appropriate treatment, especially in cases of acute lower back pain.

Below is a video of the Traditional Japanese Acupuncture treatment for lower back pain that was recorded last year.

Whilst each and every treatment is a highly individualized process this video will give you a good idea of my treatment for lower back pain.
I hope you enjoy and are able to pass on some of the benefits to your patients.
Kind regards,

Alan Jansson is an internationally recognized teacher and practitioner of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture.  For well over a decade, independent of and in conjunction with Masakazu Ikeda sensei and Edward Obaidey, Alan has presented, convened and hosted in the vicinity of 30 Traditional Japanese Acupuncture workshops in Australia, New Zealand and USA. Driven by a strong desire to promote the consumer friendly nature, clinical efficacy and potency of Meridian Based Traditional Japanese Acupuncture, Alan is a staunch advocate of practically based workshops and draws upon his 25 years clinical experience and 14 years post and undergraduate teaching in a concerted effort to lift the bar globally in the clinical application of this most amazing medical art.

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About Alan

Alan Jansson is an internationally recognized teacher and practitioner of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture. As a staunch advocate of practically based workshops, Alan draws upon his 35 years clinical experience and 23 years post and undergraduate teaching. Alan has presented, convened and hosted more than 70 Traditional Japanese Acupuncture workshops in Australia, Europe, and USA.


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  3. It is possible that persons may require prescription medications or have to undergo physical therapy in order to control sciatica’s painful effects. Surgery or injection therapy may be necessary in some cases. Magnetic Resonance neurography (MRN) is capable of generating a detailed image of virtually any nerve in the body. MRN can accurately image the sciatic nerve, and also shows that medical experts can diagnose and treat sciatic pain that is not caused by a herniated or damaged disc

    • Definitely possible and in some instances absolutely necessary to get full medical workup for this condition.
      However in vast majority of instances in my practice I have been able to resolve these issues satisfactorily using Traditional Acupuncture.
      If I am concerned I will definitely refer the patient on.
      I might also add that patients regularly come for Traditional Acupuncture treatment as a a last resort after trying all of the sometimes painful and often expensive measures that you refer to.
      Bottom line is we regularly provide patients with a therapeutic option that is less painful, less invasive and less expensive method of treating sciatica and lower back pain than those options to which you refer.
      Thanks for your comment.
      All the Best,

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