Acupuncture has been shown in recent scientific studies to be an effective form of pain relief for many conditions with pain as part of their presentation, including chronic musculoskeletal pain, and has been used as a traditional healing system in eastern Asia for as long as 3000 years.
Acupuncture is considered very safe when administered by a properly trained and licenced professional. Ian has completed both a 3 year bachelor of science (honours) degree course in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and a Certificate in Medical Acupuncture with the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS). He is currently in the process of completing a Diploma in Medical Acupuncture with BMAS.
Unlike oral pain relief medication, acupuncture does not pose any risk of addiction or significant side-effects when practiced correctly, making it an ideal complementary treatment to orthotics and therapeutic exercises for painful conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower leg, both in the acute and chronic stages. Many medical professionals, including GPs, nurses, physiotherapists, and podiatrists now use acupuncture in their daily practice as part of an evidence-based approach to pain management.
Ian uses only high quality needles in his practice so that the treatment can be more comfortable. Cheap, poor quality needles can make treatments unpleasant, as the image below demonstrates.
Please note that Ian does not offer traditional Chinese acupuncture or Chinese medicine as part of podiatry or chiropody treatments. The style of acupuncture used is strictly Western Medicine Acupuncture as taught by BMAS.
Acupuncture for foot, ankle and lower leg pain costs £53 per 45-60 min session
An average course of treatment ranges from 4 to 8 sessions
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A course of acupuncture really helped me manage my chronic pain. I was a little scared of the needles at first, but now I look forward to my treatments. I hardly felt a thing.
V. from Hitchin