Foot pain is common as it has a wide range of contributing factors, including uncomfortable shoes, excess time standing, athletic injuries, and chronic conditions, such as arthritis.
Foot pain affects virtually everybody at some point in their lives, with many suffering from ongoing ailments like heel spurs, bunions, corns, plantar fasciitis and neuroma’s in particularly which are often in need of pain relief.
The foot has a combination of 24 bones that work together with ligaments and tendons to allow your foot to function effectively. If something goes awry and individuals start experiencing foot pain, it can be a frustrating and even debilitating experience.
Seeking assistance from a trained natural health professional via acupuncture, herbal medicine and/ or naturopathy, supports those trying to manage and find solutions for acute or chronic foot pain and significantly improve foot comfort and mobility.
The cornerstone of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is what we call “pattern differentiation.” As informed by this diagnostic framework, Anne don’t simply treat named diseases, she treats patterns. Patterns are groups of signs and symptoms, and the patterns identified in Chinese medicine have been used to help billions of people for thousands of years.
Compared to conventional approaches to mental health, Traditional Chinese Medicine has a unique approach to foot pain.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, conditions such as foot pain could reflect as both physical and mental disharmony within the individual and are reflective of an individual “Pattern of Disharmony”.
No matter if a client is attending for acupuncture, herbal medicine or naturopathy, a treatment plan will be based on a personalised in-depth consultation to first evaluate causality and identity this “Pattern”.
The initial consultation takes account of all possible contributions to foot pain (e.g. posture, sporting activities, past illness or trauma, post-surgical adhesions, injury, stressors, diet and lifestyle factors etc.).
A personalized treatment plan will be put in place then to reducing acute symptoms and restore equilibrium to the body; to improve overall mental health and overall wellness.
That’s in light of the principle that T.C.M and holistic medicine in general is a mind/body medicine which aims to optimise the health and wellbeing of the whole person.
Well Being Dublin Strategies
- Acupuncture (Kid 6, Bl 62, Sp 3)
- T.C.M. Modalities (e.g. Moxa, heat lamp, cupping)
- Herbal medicine (e.g. topical / ingestion via personalised tincture)
- Dietary healing/superfoods/supplements
- Naturopathic support/ Home self-care instruction (E.g. Hydrotherapy, Qi gong exercises)
- Clients shop, exclusively for clients – supplemental home care, supports for healing in your own hands.
Articles & Studies
- Acupuncture relieves heel pain plantar fasciitis
- T.C.M article : The Relationship between Bunions, Sugar and the Spleen
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