Just a short note to say that it is once again 'sciatica time'. What this means is that this time a year, we at the Acupuncture Center usually see a significant uptick in cases of sciatica. We have noticed this pretty much every year since we have been in business (14 years). We are not positive as to the cause, but it does seem to be consistent, some years worse than others. We do have a couple of ideas as to why this is happening, but our best guess is that it is the weather. In Chinese medicine we think that the weather can effect our body. You probably know someone who's knee hurts when it’s about to rain. In this same way the damp environment can cause sciatic pain. So it is the damp and hot conditions we have toward the end of summer that are causing more cases of sciatica.
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond