Acupuncture for Athletes
Regardless if you a professional athlete training for a competitive event, or a weekend warrior that likes to be active and fit, you can benefit from acupuncture.
It brings quick relief to soft tissue injuries such as sprains, muscle strains, and tendonitis and may help with chronic injuries which have been poorly responsive to other types of treatment. Acupuncture is also used as a complementary modality for more serious injuries such as fractures and tears that may require surgery. Furthermore, acupuncture is helping athletes with recovery from fatigue, delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and contracture.
Acupuncture optimizes the body’s own healing ability. The circulatory effects aid in inflammation reduction, and through its ability to affect serotonin levels it affects pain perception, relaxation and moods. Properties which can readily help athletes with recovery and a quick return to competition.
Injuries will heal faster, with fewer long term complications. Surgeries may be avoided and if absolutely needed the pre and post surgery treatments will speed up and optimize the healing.
Many professional athletes recognize the benefits of acupuncture and add and acupuncturist to their support team. It is proven to enhance performance, prevent injuries, reduce pre event stress and support post event recovery.