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Chinese researchers have found that acupuncture can significantly improve pain and activity levels in patients with chronic Achilles tendinopathy, compared with exercise therapy.

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The evidence supporting the effectiveness of acupuncture for plantar heel pain (PHP) is comparable to that available for conventionally used interventions such as stretching, night splints or dexamethasone, according to British authors.

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Electro-acupuncture (EA) coupled with conventional treatment is more effective than conventional treatment for plantar fasciitis, according to a pilot study carried out in Thailand.

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Acupuncture should be considered as a major therapeutic instrument for the decrease of heel pain in plantar fasciitis (PF), according to a Greek study.

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Acupuncture enhances blood flow and oxygen supply to the Achilles tendon in healthy volunteers. In a crossover trial nine volunteers received treatment of the Achilles tendon with 10 minutes of either acupuncture or a heat pack....

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Researchers from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center have confirmed that acupuncture is an effective treatment for plantar fasciitis, one of the most common causes of heel pain. 11 patients who had suffered from plantar fasciitis...

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A study on 67 patients with medically unresponsive foot pain (despite treatment by such methods as orthotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, analgesics, physical therapy, exercise, local injections of steroids and...

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Acupuncture at Daling P-7 has been found to provide specific relief from the pain of plantar fasciitis. Hong Kong researchers randomly assigned 53 patients to a treatment group that received needling at Daling P-7 (said to have a...

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