I have been treating a man aged 69 who was diagnosed with Peripheral Neuropathy, I have already mentioned him on the forum and I have had some good advice to date. I have now reached 10 treatments and I don't appear to have achieved much, I have deviated a little to take in other potential contributory factors, like Pudendal nerve entrapment, indeed there may well be a trapped nerve somewhere but no end on MRI scans will show that, I have recommended an MRN scan which unfortunately is not readily available in the UK, but is in the USA.
Anyway. I have now turned my attention to piriformis syndrome, the symptoms are similar, pain in the buttock travelling down the leg and ending in the foot. I asked him if anyone has mentioned this before and he said he had never heard of it, he has seen a number of top neurologists who have all classified is as a chronic situation and scratched their heads at the fact the the symptoms only occur EVERY OTHER DAY... I have managed to get him to admit that I have made the bad days worse and the good days better... some progress I suppose.
I have been needling GB30, BL54, GB34, BL40, BL62/SI3 BL36 and huatojaji points at T3 and T7, L2/3/4/5. I have also needled Ren1 with adjacent ashi point and recently I have used Electro acupuncture at 125hz for 15 minutes.
Has anyone treated piriformis syndrome successfully and what points did you use, I can't see that I would use anything dramatically different !