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?
Pain Medication is only short-term
In today’s hectic lifestyles, 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 telling 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.
Injuries disrupt your flow of Qi
As an athlete, you may experience physical trauma, sprain, strain, over-exertion, repetitive injury, and emotional stress. All of these disrupt the flow of Qi in various ways.
Imagine a blockage in a hose that cuts off the valuable supply of water to a plant. The proper flow and quantity of water is required in order for the plant to reach its fullest potential. Over time, if the plant does not receive adequate nourishment, it will wither away.
Likewise, if the flow of Qi is disrupted, blocked, or out of balance, it will not circulate freely within your meridian pathways. When this occurs, it can lead to a variety of symptoms and signs including, pain, swelling, stiffness, limited range of motion, and fatigue. This can result in less-than optimal health and may ultimately hinder your performance.
Acupuncture can provide a competitive edge, and leads to improved performance.
This ancient and effective form of health care can reduce swelling, and recovery time, improve range of motion, strengthen your body, and help address any underlying problems that could contribute to future injury.
- Acupuncture Can Help With:
- 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