“studies on acupuncture for plantar fasciitis have shown few to no adverse effects, in addition to overall high levels of effectiveness”
“High-quality studies report significant benefits.”
The Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Plantar Heel Pain: A Systematic Review – December 12, 2018, Acupuncture in Medicine
Heel Pain No More: How Acupuncture Tackles Plantar Fasciitis Naturally
Acupuncture is a proven method for relieving various types of pain, including heel pain. When used correctly, this natural therapy boosts a neurotransmitter called Adenosine levels by a staggering 24-fold! And this natural substance has some beneficial effects, which facilitate healing:
- anti-inflammatory effect: while inflammation is an important part of the healing process, too much inflammation can actually slow down healing.
- accelerates healing by increasing the blood flow to the area
- provides pain relief
Another benefit of acupuncture is stimulating fibroblasts. These cells play a crucial role in healing.
Ultimately, it is your brain that processes those pain signals and this is how how you know that something is wrong. Now here is a thing, when you suffer for a long period of time your brain adapts to it and changes its structure. This is not so good. Acupuncture can even help to rewire the brain – a part of holistic recovery and true healing. Studies that look at changes in brain activity during acupuncture show that the following treatment there is less activity in brain regions associated with pain perception and increased activity in areas that regulate our response to pain.
So, my friend, don’t suffer in silence. Give acupuncture a try and get back on your feet in no time!