how acupuncture works for Foot Pain
Chronic foot pain often responds well to acupuncture. By increasing the circulation of blood and oxygen to the affected area, acupuncture encourages healing and a reduction in pain and swelling.
In this video, Tom demonstrates the use of a piezoelectric device for the treatment of heel pain. The patient experiences a "wow" moment after 2:30 when she stands up again and the pain is significantly less. "That's awesome!" she says.
The "aha" moment occurred off-camera when she tried to describe how the heel pain began. She and her trainer hypothesized that she was tying her shoes too tightly. While tight shoes can cause injury, the origin was not her shoe. Instead, the pain arose from a blockage in the flow of blood and energy in the body.
“Hello, my name is Eric McCready and I came in because I had a really bad case of plantar fasciitis. Last fall, I had gone to Sweden. After about a week and a half, I realized it was all I could do to walk. So, I spent the next week or so looking for a new pair of shoes to help me walk, but they didn’t help. When I came back, I happened to be out shopping and a friend of mine asked if I had met Tom Williams at Turning Point. I said, ‘No, I’ve never done that sort of thing.’ She said, ‘I think you ought to go in because I had that same issue.’
“So, I came here in January, he diagnosed, we talked about the issue, and he began to work on me. The first two sessions were better. And then he did something that was different, turned me on a different side, and worked in a different area of my ankles. All of sudden within about two days, it was gone.
“It’s been gone for the last seven months, and it has been absolutely fantastic. Not knowing much about the medical side of this, all I can say is his diagnosis was spot on, and the treatment was perfect, and it works. I am now able to wear any of my shoes. I’ve actually even been jogging--slowly.
“I would say without any question that this was a fantastic experience and without it I would still be out there shuffling around.”