Acupuncture and Sports

Why this resource is helpful:

As many of us enjoy watching the fearless athletes compete at the Olympics, we are amazed at their perseverance and the amount of physical training they must endure. Injury is a common experience among athletes. In the course of practice, injury may happen sometimes through accident, or even sometimes through pushing too hard to succeed.

A number of sports teams and Olympic teams have a staff acupuncturist. Acupuncture is commonly used to treat inflammation, spasms, post operative recovery, strains, and more. Healing faster from a recent injury can allow for return to training, and in the end, better performance. For old injuries, western medicine does not have many solutions, but acupuncture can kick start the body"s natural healing processes to reduce adhesions, increase flexibility, and bring circulation back into areas which need it.

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