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SorinaC
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Hello group,

 

I'm trying to help my sister find some relief. She is struggling with chronic sciatic pain for half a year now. The intensity fluctuates but is now at its peak and she can barely move. Two years ago she had to get a pacemaker for a congenital cardiac condition (AV block), which in turn slowed down her physical activity and has been living a more sedentary life since. 

I know that a full picture of the chart is necessary for an accurate opinion, but maybe a few details could shed some light - Virgo Lagna with Mercury conjunct the Sun and Mars in Cancer, Saturn Atmakaraka exalted and Moon exalted. A very important detail is that she is 4 months pregnant so an X-ray is out of the question. 

She is currently running Mars Dasha ( Mars/Ketu ) and her Ketu is conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius.

I also attached her D-30 Chart, I'm thinking really any insight is more than welcome.

 

Thank you so much!

 

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Marianela
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As body movements therapy the best is Feldenkrais.

Acupuncture also can be good.

Acupuncture will give quick effect, that is what she needs now.
With Feldenkrais she will learn to move differently so that she doesn't get into that again. Not in that way.

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SorinaC
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@marianela She has regularly been to acupuncture, it really helped her. Didn’t know about the Feldenkrais method, she will look into it after the inflammation goes away. 

Thank you! 

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Marianela
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@sorinac Little things, 

It's good if she lies on the side. With a cushion in between the legs, if it feels good, probably. And changing side from time to time, even though it will be a bit painful.
 
Warmth along the leg, in the lower back...also in the feet... 
 
Sleep... I hope she can sleep well. 
 
Feldenkrais doesn't use pain. So even with immflamation something can be done.
 
When she is lying on the side of the injured leg she can try to move super super slow and super super small, almost invisible, movements with the toes of the good leg. Also with that knee, like sliding it one centimeter forward or backwards... Up and down just one, 2 cm maximum... 
If moving like that the good leg feels good it will reduced the nerve excitation.
Shouldn't be done if she feels pain or discomfort in the injured leg. But there is a minimum range of movement which probably is still available. If not today, tomorrow or the day after. There, she can do that and it will improve. 
 
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SorinaC
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@marianela

Thank you so much! I just forwarded your message to her and see how it goes. I will keep this in mind for whenever such situations will arise in the future.

 

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Marianela
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Happy to help. 

Sciatic is usually very intense, specially the first one, so scary because also for young people, even more being pregnant.

But no fear. It's not misterious. Simply with movements can be controlled.

I forgot to mention the ankle. She can also try those minute kind of movements also with the ankle of the good leg.

And to be comfortable on the side, she has to check the good height of the pillow (it can vary from time to time) any little adjustments until finding the most comfortable position. And simply staying there, in comfort, the body is healing it slowly.

 

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SorinaC
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@marianela Fear is the hardest to shake off, especially when pregnant and feeling even more vulnerable. But you are right, it’s not mysterious and this helps a lot with the perspective and staying present. 

Thank you! 

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Marianela
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Of course it's somatic. There is some emotional issue she'll have to address at some point. Otherwise it will recur.
Maybe some difficult decision to take...

Anyway,
First just get better, and meanwhile gathering power...
When a woman is pregnant she has a high skill of sensitivity. Much higher than usual. Therefore I am sure she can really get a lot of benefit from these little movements I explained you. Well concentrated, she'll really feel what is good, how to do it...

Best! 

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SorinaC
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@marianela Yes, she’s doing her best to figure some stuff out and feel her way through the entanglements that cause her pain. 

That is why I mentioned a few details about her chart, maybe a new insight would arise that could maybe clear some of the smoke in regards to her debilitated Mars.

 I’ve read some amazing responses and advices on this forum. 

Thanks again! Best to you, too x

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Ernst Wilhelm
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Have her read a book called The Great Pain Deception. I started to do this for myself without knowing about this book and healed years of severe back pain that woudl sometimes leave me crawling for 3 weeks. It will work. 

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SorinaC
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@ernst Thank you so much! I will do that and will order it for myself too.

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Kristina
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I have been a massage therapist for over two decades now and there are some techniques with a modality called Maya Abdominal Massage. 

One of those techniques is called Hortense's point.  This releases the tension placed on the sciatic nerve.  I used this often when I worked at a water birthing clinic.  

I have not yet read the book Ernst recommended, but it looks great and I just ordered it. 

If you need help finding someone in your sister's area, just let me know.  

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SorinaC
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@kristina Such great new information, thank you so much! I will look into it and forward your message and contact details to her. 

 

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