Western Medicine Acupuncture & Dry Needling
Acupuncture may sound a little too hippy for some, but this ancient Chinese therapy has stood the test of time for a good reason. It can relieve both mild and chronic foot and ankle pain, especially when used in conjunction with a broader feet wellness plan.
However, just as champagne is exclusive to the la Champagne wineries of France, acupuncture is exclusive to Chinese practitioners only. So at Brighton Road Podiatry we use a combination of Western medical acupuncture and dry needling, which synthesise the practices of both Chinese acupuncture and Western evidence-based medicine.
Although choosing Western medical acupuncture and dry needling as a treatment may not be the first thing that springs to mind for your foot pain, Brighton Road Podiatry’s fully trained podiatrists will guide you through this natural and medication-free remedy for pain.
How does it work?
The general science behind Western medical acupuncture and dry needling is to stimulate known ‘acupoints’ to assist with blood flow and encourage a healing response in the body. This is achieved by gently placing superfine needles into the skin and allowing the body to get to work stimulating the nervous system and releasing chemicals to promote rejuvenation. Your feet and ankles have many acupoints from the toes right through to the heels that can be used to relieve pain and inflammation.
Our clients have found relief from pain and inflammation from these common complaints:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel spurs
- Morton’s Neuroma
A comprehensive consultation with one of our dedicated team members will first diagnose your foot condition before deciding on the right treatment plan for your unique situation.
During your treatment
You may feel nervous at the thought of needles – it can be daunting! However, acupuncture needles are very thin so most people feel little to no discomfort while they are being carefully inserted. Alternatively, we can use cold laser on trigger points to garner similar results. Rest assured, our podiatrists are highly trained and will ensure you remain relaxed and comfortable throughout the treatment.
Give it a try! Western medical acupuncture and dry needling are effective ways to encourage healing and rejuvenation in your feet and ankles, and are a great choice for ongoing foot wellbeing too. Call our family-owned Brighton Road Podiatry clinic today and experience the results for yourself.
Call today or book on-line and take your first step towards feeling great again! 08 8298 4166
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