Accupuncture can treat foot pain and inflammationPain related conditions of the feet are often difficult and stubborn to treat.  This is likely due to the fact gravity slows vascular return of blood flow to the heart leaving the tissues persistently inflamed.


Acupuncture can be a great compliment to painful conditions associated with the feet. Chinese Medicine diagnoses pain conditions as the result of stagnation of both blood and qi (energy) of the body.  Acupuncture needles work by moving blood and qi which have ceased to circulate properly through the tissue.  Acupuncture helps venous  (deoxygenated) blood flow back to the heart, reduce inflammation and improve circulation.


As an acupuncturist, I like to work in conjunction with a podiatrist when treating chronic persistent pain of the feet associated with conditions like neuromas, plantar fasciitis, bunions, tendonitis, and bone spurs.  Success is often dependent on frequency of treatment as well as how well a patient follows at home care recommended by their Podiatrist.


Acupuncture may save you from surgery.  That being said, my clinical experience has taught me of all the pain conditions I treat, the feet are about the most challenging to cure.  I recommend my patients try 6-8 treatments first and if the condition does not improve, then perhaps surgery is the best bet.


Regardless of your diagnosis, a collaborative approach between a Podiatrist and an Acupuncturist will accelerate your healing process.


Kristin Misik is a Master Accupuncturist treating pain and stress related conditions

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Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
In my experience, acupuncture and certain energy-based therapies similar to it can be used in conjunction with traditional scientific medicine for almost ANY physical condition there is. This is because energy medicines such as acupuncture treat illness at a deeper and more impactful level than just physical medicine does. The energy flow within us is greatly determinant of the physical health and well being of our bodies, and we would be foolish to ignore it in any treatment regimen for any condition.
by Acupuncture Points Guide July 20, 2013 at 08:55 PM
Acupuncture even before is already tested, however, not everyone is convinced with its effectiveness still it has its own market already and many believe in it’s accuracy. I received a couple of acupuncture session and at first I was so nervous but after a while I felt relaxed and very at eased.
by Acupuncture to relieve foot pain May 28, 2013 at 08:52 AM
I think what is good with natural therapy like acupuncture is that you can try it for several sessions and if no progress, you can have options in the medical field like surgery for example.
by best acupuncture toronto April 1, 2013 at 07:59 PM
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