Acupuncture helps Heel Pain of Plantar Fasciitis

Acupuncture can help plantar fasciitis. Acupuncture has been found to provide relief from the pain of plantar fasciitis. Fifty-three patients were randomly assigned to receive acupuncture either at a point on the wrist traditionally considered to help heel pain, or as a control, at a point on the hand traditionally used for general pain relief. Treatment was given five times a week for two weeks. Both groups showed improvements, but the treatment group reported significantly greater reductions in morning pain, overall pain, and pressure pain threshold.

(Acupuncture Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomised Controlled Trial with Six Months Follow-up. Evidence Based Complementary & Alt Medicine Nov 2009.)