Sciatica remedies don’t have to be prescription drugs or injections. Simple techniques or remedies such as homeopathy, stretching or relaxing can all greatly improve sciatic pain. Since many of us hold tension, emotion and pain in our backs, becoming aware of that pain and relaxing into it can help to relieve this tension that becomes low back pain and sciatica. The particular relaxation therapy that is most useful depends on the individual patient.
Different types of relaxation techniques which can be used as a sciatica remedy include:
• Deep Breathing
• Guided Imagery
Web MD reccomends visualization as a great way to de-stress, especially if you have a racing mind! Check out their tips below:
“Is your mind too talkative to meditate? Try creating a peaceful visualization, or “dreamscape.” To start, simply visualize anything that keeps your thoughts away from current tensions. It could be a favorite vacation spot, a fantasy island, that penthouse in New York City — or something “touchable,” like the feel of your favorite silk robe or cozy sweater.
The idea is to take your mind off your stress, and replace it with an image that evokes a sense of calm. The more realistic your daydream — in terms of colors, sights, sounds; even touch and feel — the more relaxation you’ll experience.”