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Podiatric Acupuncture and Its Various Applications

May 28, 2017

As with all acupuncture procedures, foot acupuncture involves the application of extremely thin sterile single use needles into acupuncture points on the skin stimulating the meridian channels to enhance the flow of energy or Chi. For various podiatric issues, acupuncture points on the lower limb (from the hip below) are used to relieve pain. Foot Acupuncture can be accompanied with other podiatric treatments or can be used as a standalone therapy to treat a number of foot conditions.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Again, as with all acupuncture procedures, foot acupuncture in Bellmore is an extremely safe therapy although there may be a few potential side effects such as bruising around the site of the needle insertion, (syncope) fainting, and drowsiness. Most people however, go through the treatment experiencing no adverse side effects. The effect they usually derive is a positive one and involves a feeling of being reenergized. Compared to several prescription medications, the side effects of acupuncture are substantially low. Before the treatment begins, the podiatrist will take a full medical history of the patient.

Podiatric Acupuncture – Its Uses

There can be several uses for podiatric acupuncture. It can be used to boost well-being and overall health as well to treat musculoskeletal conditions and to better manage chronic foot pain. It accomplishes all this by helping the body’s defense system heal itself.

Podiatrists

Podiatrists are mainstream medical professionals who have been through several years of training. They closely cooperate with other professionals in the healthcare industry to provide assistance and medical care in issues concerning the foot. Their practice is regulated by the Health Professions Council. They have to keep updating their skills through Continual Professional Development. They adhere to a strict professional and ethical code.

How many treatments are required?

The answer to this varies and will depend on the condition being treated. On the average, however, the podiatrist will recommend a treatment course of three to eight sessions.

Will acupuncture only work if I believe it will?

Acupuncture will work if your body responds to its effects whether you believe in it or not. A positive attitude however can help boost the effect of the treatment.

Summary

• The needles used in acupuncture are sterile and used only once.

• Foot Acupuncture is a relatively painless and very safe type of treatment.

• Foot Acupuncture can be used in combination with other podiatric treatments or it can be used as a standalone modality.

• Acupuncture has few or zero adverse side effects

• Acupuncture activates the body to help the body heal itself.

• Podiatrists are medical trained professionals who closely cooperate with other healthcare professionals to provide.