“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
How to relieve plantar fasciitis pain naturally?
Acupuncture is great for all sorts of painful conditions, including heel pain. It increases a neurotransmitter called Adenosine levels significantly. How much? 24-fold! And this natural substance has some beneficial effects, which facilitate healing. These include:
- anti-inflammatory effect
- pain relief
- increasing the blood flow to the area
Another benefit of acupuncture is stimulating fibroblasts. These cells play an important role in wound healing.
You feel pain with your brain. When you suffer for a long period of time your brain adapts to it and changes its structure. Acupuncture helps to rewire the brain. 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.