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Strategies for Low Back Pain and Sciatica

Moxa: okyu on Huato points in lumbar region or on Josen, also BL 22, 23, 25, 52, 58, or St 27. <p>

Sciatica: okyu on BL 32, 37, 59, 60, 18, 20 or GB 34, 30, ST 36, 34, HT 3, CV 3, KD 3, (Dragon p. 216)

Cupping: GV 3, 4, BL 23, 20, 37, buttocks region and down Bladder line (Birch/Ida p. 202, 195 Bi Intradermals: sensitive points on lower lumbar and sacral areas; below BL 36. (Birch/Ida p.163)

Bloodletting: Vascular spiders or superficial venules on lumbar region, or around the head of the fibula, or along effected channel. (Birch/Ida p. 227-228)

Unresolved: St 30, Sp 13 and Miracle point between these two, Bl 23, two points just above and just below the illiac crest, SI 3 R., Bl 62 L. follwed by Kd 1, St 3 o for a walk in nature. Oh yea, and try acupuncture - it is also great in relieving stress.

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