Sport Acupuncture — for Athletes
Weekend warriors and professional athletes hone their skills and techniques to become stronger, faster, and agile. Injury may occur when we push beyond our limits and over time create problems now, and in the future. We often don’t allow adequate time to heal. Painkillers and anti-inflammatory medication dull the aches and pains and reduce inflammation, however, it’s only a temporary fix. Covering up aches, pain, stiffness, or swelling with medications may be masking a deeper problem.
Pain sends warning signals our body that something is weakened and out of balance; telling us to stop, rest, and heal. Medication may enable us to return to our sport and carry on with life, but in the long run, it may make the problem worse. Regular use of medication may add to further injury and have unwarranted side effects that could greatly impact performance, endurance, and vitality. For many athletes, medications can interfere with drug testing.
Acupuncture treatments for Athletes uses a time-tested, safe, natural, and drug-free health care system to provide immediate relief and long lasting benefits for many conditions and sports-related injuries. It can help athletes maintain health and return to peak performance following an injury without the side effects of medications.
How can acupuncture help athletes maintain top performance or return to training following an injury? Acupuncture can:
- Reduce and eliminate pain, both chronic and acute — without the use of drugs
- Promotes faster recovery rates so athlete can return to training faster
- Improves blood flow to increase flexibility
- Reduces fatigue and boosts energy for peak performance
- Improves muscle relaxation and better sleep —helping the body to repair and recover at night
Acupuncture is part of a broad-based approach to sports rehabilitation care. Treatments may be combined with other therapies such as therapeutic massage to enhance soft tissue healing and exercise to increase muscle strength/joint mobility.
Natalie Miner, L.Ac., C.SMA studied with David Leaf, D.C., D.I.B.A.K., to better understand sports activities and the treatment of conditions affecting performance in sports, as well as improving everyday functioning and health. She is certified in Advanced Applied Kinesiology in Orthopedics and Biomechanics. She helps athletes at all levels maintain their competitive edge and promote faster healing from over-use or injury.
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