Podiatric acupuncture is the therapeutic use of acupuncture by appropriately qualified podiatrists. Here at Manchester Podiatry our therapists are trained in the use of acupuncture as a form of treatment for a variety of different injuries and disorders affecting the foot and lower limb.
Acupuncture is the term used to describe a treatment method which involves stimulating specific anatomical points over the body using sterile acupuncture needles. This stimulation of anatomical trigger points across areas of the body including the foot and lower limb, can work to reduce the painful symptoms associated with a variety of different podiatry related conditions.
Acupuncture is a useful and effective management tool in podiatry. It can be used to treat a range of musculoskeletal conditions affecting the foot and lower limb as well as diabetic neuropathic pain in the feet. To find out more about what conditions acupuncture can be used to treat please see click on the following links:
There are two main systems of belief which are typically considered regarding the way in which acupuncture works. They are:
This uses a theory based on the flow of energy through the body. Using various methods to stimulate specific points across the body acupuncture works to regulate this flow of energy allowing equilibrium to be restored, helping to alleviate pain and reduce muscle spasms.
This uses knowledge based on scientific evidence of the body in relation to anatomy and neuro-physiology. Specific trigger points are selected across various anatomical sites in order to stimulate the release of substances within the body that are effective at blocking pain and relieving muscle spams. Both of these approaches can be interlinked to enable the body to self-regulate and reduce the unwanted symptoms of a condition.
Podiatric acupuncture can be used in the treatment of patients with diabetic neuropathic pain.
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Podiatric acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of different problems affecting the foot and lower limb.
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Manchester Podiatry offers a range of podiatry services that are suitable for all individuals. This means that whether young or old, amateur or elite athlete - Manchester Podiatry can help you!
Manchester Podiatry is a leading provider of quality podiatric assessment and treatment services in Manchester and Merseyside.
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