SPORTS

Acupuncture & Sports

If you are a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, do you sometimes push your body to the extreme? Do you hone your skills and technique in order to become a healthier, stronger, faster and more agile athlete? In the sporting world, injury may occur as we push beyond our limits. We may overdo it, creating problems now, and in the future.

Pain medication is only short-term

In today’s hectic lifestyle, we often do not allow adequate time to heal. We use painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications to dull the aches and pains and reduce inflammation. It is a quick and easy approach, but only a temporary fix.

By covering up pain, stiffness, swelling or aches, you may be masking a deeper problem. These are signals from your body, warning that something is weakened and out of balance. These warning signals are you to stop, rest, and heal.

In the short term, medication may enable you to return to your sport, and carry on with your life, but in the long run, it may make your problem worse. Regular use of medication may add to further injury, and have unwanted side effects that could greatly impact performance, endurance and vitality.

Acupuncture has long-lasting results

Acupuncture is a time-tested, safe, natural and drug-free health care system that can provide immediate relief and long lasting benefits. It can help you return to peak performance by restoring the proper and continuous flow of vital energy, called Qi (pronounced “chee”).

Qi circulates within a series of pathways called Meridians

Meridians disperse Qi throughout your body, providing nourishment for every tissue, muscle and tendon. The circulating Qi supports, strengthens and enlivens your entire body, supplying you with the power to perform, good health and pain-free living.

Acupuncture can help:

  • Reduce swelling
  • Reduce stiffness and tension
  • Improve range of motion
  • Shorten recovery time
  • Strengthen your body
  • Address injury-causing symptoms
  • Treat acute sprains and strains
  • Improve performance