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Podiatry Acupuncture

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by mandi37, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. mandi37

    mandi37 Welcome New Poster

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    Im approaching the end of my degree... hooray , I am thinking about doing a pod course on acupuncture and wonders if anyone out there has any experiance regarding the efficacy of podiatry acupuncture and whether its worth doing ?

    Thank you

  2. DaVinci

    DaVinci Well-Known Member

    What actually is "Podiatry" acupuncture?
  3. Admin2

    Admin2 Administrator Staff Member

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  4. mandi37

    mandi37 Welcome New Poster

    good question ... frankly Im not 100% sure , but the little bit I do know is that it can be useful for various painful foot complaints , one of my lecturers did a course and he uses it daily for various sports related injuries along with orthotics etc .
    Just looking to offer something a little different from the competition as I am about to open my own practice.

  5. Admin2

    Admin2 Administrator Staff Member

    Some glitch happened and the below message was posted by Sarah_Natali

    If by acupuncture you mean Western Medical Acupuncture (WMA)or dry needling. Then I'd highly recommend. I did the course with Anthony Campbell in the UK - was good very helpful and enjoyable with support afterwards too if needed. I've been using it mainly for Planter fascitis (fantastic results)
    but also have had good results for knee OA and ankle OA and general foot pain.

    If you go into private practise you could make a fortune with it very cost effective - I only leave needles in for about 5 seconds and make use of perostial pecking (tapping against the bone) You defo do not need to leave needle in for a long time.

    I did my dissertation on acupuncture (traditional) in knee OA and found that the results at 12weeks were promising but I found the major issue was at follow up at one year the pain levels were back to original levels but not one of the studies I looked at did acupuncture beyond 12 weeks - silly hey?

    So there is a lot of research needed on why acupuncture/dry needling works - it makes no sense to me. But I have great success with it and my patients are very happy with it so much so they are all back in thongs/heels..grrr!!!

    When I first tried to incorporate tx into my practise (whilst working for NHS) I met with some resistance but if you nag enough they'll likely let you do a trial and the results will prove themselves.

    Below is a link of Anthony Campbells website.


    Any questions just ask
  6. mandi37

    mandi37 Welcome New Poster

    :Thank you Sarah

    I have been in contact with Dr Cambell and I start my course the end of May , really looking forward to it as it is a special interest of mine

    thanks again for your feed back .

    Mandi :D
  7. Sarah_Natali

    Sarah_Natali Member

    no bother enjoy. He's lovely and his wife Christine.. tell them I say hi. Enjoy and good luck with the rest of your course and future career.
  8. wend0164

    wend0164 Member


    Just to say thanks for sharing information. Just signed up on the arena, WOW!! what ive been missing.
    Followed the link for Acupuncture coarse,will be contacting A.Campbell tomorrow.

    Thank you so much, been interested in this for a while.


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