Acupuncture is one of the oldest recorded forms of medicine having been used for over 3000 years in China. Modern science has shown that acupuncture stimulated the brain to produce natural pain relieving chemicals, endorphins. These assist the body to heal itself and give pain relief. The traditional view is that Qi (energy) flows around the body in channels. If the Qi is flowing freely, the body is in a healthy state. If there is a problem, energy stagnates. The stimulation of appropriate acupuncture points frees this stagnation.
What is Podiatric Acupuncture?
Podiatric acupuncture is the treatment of the lower limb from the knee down only.
Acupuncture is the practice of inserting needles into the body to reduce pain or induce anaesthesia.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Acupuncture is safe when practiced by someone with appropriate training. The needles used are disposable, pre-sterilised ones.
Podiatric Conditions which may be helped by acupuncture
- Recent and long standing injuries
- Knee, leg & foot pain
- Heel pain
- Sports injuries
- Below knee muscle and joint problems
- Restless legs
- Arthritic joints