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By John Daly

Last year, I had a severe sciatica problem which effectively crippled me. My local doctor diagnosed sciatica and suggested exercises and panadols for the extreme pain. The panadols didn't work, and the exercises were no good because of the pain.

Catch 22

So in desperation and after a colleague recommended it, I went to an acupuncturist who cured me totally after 4 sessions. I gained an improvement within 2 hours of each session, and I have not had a relapse in 12 months (so it was not psychosomatic).

I know that it was the acupuncture which did the job as the first noticeable improvement occurred 2 hours after the first session (why 2 hours after?), and the same pattern was repeated after the next 3 sessions - namely, the effect being noticed not during the acupuncture, but 2 hours later.

I have never had acupuncture before, nor have I ever had any `alternative' medical treatments before this episode. I am 53.

John Daly


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