Meralgia paresthetica is an entrapment or "pinching" of the nerve that supplies sensation to the outer portion of the thigh. The lateral femoral cutaneous nerve becomes "entrapped" as it passes under the ligament of the groin. The pressure on the nerve causes abnormal sensations of burning, pain, and numbness in the distribution of this nerve, the outer and part of the front of the thigh.Meralgia paresthetica is also known as lateral femoral cutaneous nerve syndrome.

Can acupuncture help?

Maybe, But there are haven't enough research prove this treatment.

Case report:

The authors demonstrate a way to treat meralgia paresthetica (jeans disease) with acupuncture. Two patients with therapy-resistant chronic pain and paresthesia of the lateral thigh became free of symptoms quickly and remained under acupuncture therapy. Gynecological, vertebral and urological factors must be excluded before any kind of symptomatic therapy is begun. The advantages and disadvantages of acupuncture are discussed.