The physicochemical stimulation of acupoints is a widespread treatment strategy for different diseases, such as sciatica. Its efficacy is mainly based on the temporal and spatial modulation of the physicochemical properties of the acupoints. The existing therapies based on the stimulation of acupoints have certain disadvantages. Therefore, in this study, injectable dexamethasone (DXM)- and magnetic Fe(3)O(4) nanoparticles-loaded chitosan/β-glycerophosphate (CS/GP) thermal crosslinking hydrogels...

Dexamethasone-Loaded Injectable <em>In-situ</em> Thermal Crosslinking Magnetic Responsive Hydrogel for the Physiochemical Stimulation of Acupoint to Suppress Pain in Sciatica Rats

CONCLUSION: EA therapy is frequently used in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy, and has some characteristics in acupoint selection, stimulating parameters and some additional needling techniques.

Characteristics of clinical application of electroacupuncture therapy for peripheral neuropathy based on data mining

BACKGROUND: Lumbar disc herniation is a major cause of sciatica and low back pain and imposes a heavy burden on both individual and society. While use of pharmacopuncture, a combined form of acupuncture and herbal medicine, for lumbar disc herniation is widespread in Korea and China, there is a paucity of research.

Effects of Shinbaro pharmacopuncture in sciatic pain patients with lumbar disc herniation: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

CONCLUSION: Warming needle moxibustion can increase pain threshold, improve symptoms and raise quality of life for the patient of sciatica.

Effect of warming needle moxibustion on pain threshold in the patient of sciatica

Point Zhibian (BL 54) is often used for treatment of lumbago and scelalgia, flaccidity and arthralgia of the lower limb, constipation and dysuria, and hemorrhoid. As for the needling, the direction of the needle tip may vary, generally in three directions: 1) along the channel itself, 2) pointing to the genitals, and 3) pointing to the anus, the purpose of which is "leading qi to the diseased area" so as to obtain "effectiveness upon the arrival of qi". This point can also be used in combination...

The needling technique and clinical application of point Zhibian