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Acupuncture for Athletes

Are you in pain from an athletic injury?

Acupuncture and TCM may be able to help! You don’t have to be an Olympian to use acupuncture to treat injuries, relieve muscle tightness and pain, or support your athletic performance. Athletes experience a wide variety of strains and stresses during different sports and exercises, but acupuncture can strengthen the body from the inside out, helping maximize athletic potential.


Injury prevention and recovery: Acupuncture can reduce inflammation and swelling in an acute injury, stimulating tissue repair and decreasing recovery time. It can also increase strength and improve range of motion to aid the body’s natural healing, as well as increase flexibility to prevent future injury. Recent studies show that acupuncture effectively treats a wide variety of sports injuries, including but not limited to: aches and pains, strains, sprains, swollen muscles, and shin splints.Improved performance: Studies have shown acupuncture to increase an athlete’s VO2 max. (maximal oxygen uptake) and anaerobic threshold, thereby improving their overall athletic performance. Acupuncture helps the body to balance, restore, or maintain its levels of Qi, or energy, after intense exertion and to build up any weaknesses, thus accelerating recovery time and resulting in less muscle soreness.


Acupuncture, the most well-known traditional Chinese medical procedure, is the practice of inserting thin needles into the body at specific points to relieve pain or treat a disease. Acupuncture triggers spontaneous healing reactions in the body, and scientific studies have proven its efficacy for treating inflammation, pain, depression, and a host of other disorders.

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