SPORTS acupuncture

Incorporating concepts from both traditional and contemporary acupuncture, Sports Acupuncture involves a combination of orthopedic treatment and Eastern Medicine techniques to treat injuries and disorders common among athletes. Though they may seem like super-humans, athletes aren’t immune to injuries, pain, or stress. Sports Acupuncture utilizes, but is not limited to, needles, cupping, electroacupuncture, and manual therapy. It can provide improved circulation, promote muscle relaxation, and connective tissue elasticity. It also offers injury prevention and treatment, enhanced energy and endurance, and accelerates recovery. (The techniques of Sports Acupuncture can be applied to injury recovery and post-surgical recovery for any individual, not just limited to athletes.)

Sports Acupuncture has been shown to provide athletes with the following health benefits:

  • Reduced post-injury rehabilitation time.

  • Promote connective tissue elasticity and function.

  • Greater range of joint and muscle motion.

  • Decreased pain and inflammation.

  • Increased muscular strength and function.

  • A release of muscle spasms.

  • Stress relief and relaxation.

  • Immune system stimulation.

  • Increased endurance and athletic performance.

 

Common Traumatic Injuries Acupuncture Treats:

  • Tears and strains of the rotator cuff

  • Strains and sprains of the wrist and elbow

  • Hamstring injuries

  • Strains and sprains of the ankle

 

Common Over-Use Injuries Acupuncture Treats:

  • Shoulder tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis and impingement syndrome

  • Tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow and elbow bursitis

  • Wrist tendonitis

  • Hip bursitis

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Iliotibial band syndrome

  • Knee arthritis and dysfunctions