Acupuncture techniques in the treatment of plantar fasciitis

Authors: Kristine DeMacro


This literature review will explore a variety of acupuncture techniques to treat plantar fasciitis. A total of five scholarly articles were selected for this literature review using the search engine, Pub Med. In reviewing the articles there are many ways in which plantar fasciitis is treated, but for this review the use of acupuncture alone or in combination with traditional methods will be explored. The methods of acupuncture implemented to treat plantar fasciitis in this literature review areMiniScalpel-Needle(MSN), dry needling, acupuncture, and the use of Electrode-Acupuncture. The researcher will seek to define the most effective, statistically supported, acupuncture method to treat plantar fasciitis.