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Get Natural Relief from Plantar Fasciitis with Acupuncture!

If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis and want natural relief, acupuncture is the answer!

There are a variety of different foot problems that involve heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is the most common condition.

Plantar fasciitis occurs through tension and small tears of the soft tissue under the bottom of the heel bone. This painful condition is characterized by intense burning pain after rest. Plantar fasciitis usually occurs when the tension in the legs and lower back add to the strain on the heel fascia.

Acupuncture is very effective in treating plantar fasciitis because of its ability to reduce inflammation, the primary cause of the syndrome. It can also help to balance the muscles involved in walking so that the fascia is not strained, allowing it to heal. Acupuncture also relaxes the muscles of the foot, further decreasing inflammation, and stimulates the body to release endorphins, naturally relieving pain. Stretching your calf muscles before running or walking and wearing properly supportive footwear will also help your fascia heal.

Acupuncture is an ancient, time-tested form of therapy that has exceptionally few side effects. Modern research shows that not only is acupuncture effective in relieving foot pain, it can also treat other systems in the body like the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system.

With acupuncture, we look at your whole health history and tailor a treatment specifically to your needs. Many patients feel immediate improvements.

The best part? The treatment is safe, natural, effective and drug-free. 

Give yourself the gift of improved health and get relief from pain and stress today! Schedule an appointment at the CT Acupuncture Center.

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Life Being a Pain in the Foot? Acupuncture Brings Relief!

Happy, Healthy Feet with Acupuncture

Happy, Healthy Feet with Acupuncture

Love your feet? Want the pain gone? Acupuncture!

The foot is one of the most complex parts of the body. This small amount of square footage consists of 38 bones connected by numerous joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, and is vulnerable to many stresses.

Foot pain can be caused by a variety of conditions, most often improper foot function or poor posture. Poor choices of footwear can worsen and, in some cases, produce foot problems. Shoes that are too tight, for instance, can increase pressure and stress, while shoes that are too loose can let the foot slide and rub, creating friction. Overuse and exercise-related problems can also cause foot pain, as do bunions and hammertoes.

Studies have shown acupuncture to be effective in relieving foot pain. A study published in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine found acupuncture to be effective in relieving otherwise unresponsive chronic foot pain.

Acupuncture also treats plantar fasciitis, one of the most common cause of heel pain.

The journal Medical Acupuncture conducted a study using electroacupuncture on plantar fascitis. According to this study, 82 percent of patients claimed a 50 percent or more improvement in pain reduction.

Happy Feet with Acupuncture!

Jump for joy! Acupuncture works!

How exactly does this work? Acupuncture treatments help to release endorphins and enkephalins, substances needed for pain management within the body. It also stimulates certain neurotransmitters, which are also important in pain perception, as well as ACTH. ACTH is a hormone that triggers the release of cortisol from the adrenal glands. Cortisol is important in the body’s inflammatory response, and it is also involved in the release of norepinephrine and epinephrine, a potent hormone that can help decrease pain perception.

Acupuncture also improves circulation and speeds the healing process for strains and sprains.

In plain terms, acupuncture works to relieve pain by working with your body’s natural resources, speeding the healing process and helping the body produce its own pain relieving chemicals.

Want to get back up and running with your best foot forward? Try acupuncture!

Sources: Erickson RJ, Edwards B. Medically unresponsive foot pain treated successfully with acupuncture. Acupuncture in Medicine November 1996.

Medical Acupuncture; Low-Frequency Electroacupuncture in the Management of Refractory Plantar Fasciitis: A Case Series; Perez-Millan, R., M.D. and Foster, L., D.O.; January 2001

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Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes — Acupuncture Naturally Relieves Stress and Strain

 

Acupuncture is good for the whole body!

Acupuncture is good for the whole body!

Sometimes the natural approach just works best!

Acupuncture has been used to relieve pain from head to toe for thousands of years, and without side effects! Let’s take a look at what acupuncture can do for your head, shoulders, knees and toes!

Acupuncture Works for Headaches/Migraines

Acupuncture can provide patients who suffer from tension and migraine headache an alternative treatment for their pain.In addition to treating the symptoms of headaches, acupuncture always looks to the underlying causes as well, and thereby can help to prevent any future occurrences. A migraine can last from a few hours to as long as three days, which in some cases may completely incapacitate the person suffering an attack.

Signs that a migraine is imminent include the Prodrome phase (typically involving mood swings, fatigue and muscle tightness) followed by the Aura phase (visible bright flashes, dizziness and loss of sensation in extremities).

Triggers for a migraine include stress, changes in sleep and eating patterns, foods containing monosodium glutamate (MSG) and sensory overloads (such as bright lights, loud sounds and certain smells).

Migraines can be treated preventatively with acupuncture, and a few treatments will clear up most migraine patterns, permanently! Each person is evaluated individually – history and other problems (symptoms) are taken into consideration, so the treatment points will vary. The treatment is painless and gentle.

Acupuncture for Shoulder (and Neck) Pain!

Acupuncture is very effective for muscle sprains and strains. Often relief is felt at the first treatment, and usually only a few are needed, with range of motion restored. When longstanding pain or injuries are the cause, then more treatments will be needed, and acupuncture will help speed the healing process. In addition, acupuncture is good at reducing the tension in the neck tendons and muscles, in the shoulders and also the back. It can help relieve pain and tightness by increasing the circulation of blood and energy, and it can also help to relieve stress.  Acupuncture has a relaxing effect on many people and some even fall asleep during the treatment.

Acupuncture for Knee Pain!

Knee pain usually arises from injury or a degenerative problem.  Acupuncture can revitalize the energetic systems surrounding the knee, enabling the body to heal the knee tissues. Acupuncture helps to stabilize the knee muscles during the healing process and decrease pain and swelling.

Acupuncture for Foot Pain!

Acupuncture reduces the pain, inflammation and tension of Plantar Fasciitis, which is one of the most common orthopedic complaints. It also relaxes muscles in the lower legs and low back which relate to the soles of the feet through the fascia.

Acupuncture is also a very effective treatment for acute or chronic muscle tension and soreness, even if there is no diagnosed injury. Acupuncture relaxes the individual muscle fibers, releases endorphins, and increases blood flow to tense and blocked areas. This lets you feel better, and move forward!

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