The treatment of sports injuries, pain, and musculoskeletal disorders.

This is especially important for an athlete. All exercise is catabolic, that is, tissue is broken down during exercise as a normal part of metabolism. During recovery time, tissue (muscle, muscle sheath, tendons, ligaments, etc) is repaired and strengthened. This is called anabolism. Acupuncture enhances the process. It speeds healing, thereby reducing recovery time.

Acupuncture is commonly used by athletes to help control pain, hasten recovery, and treat injury. There is a body of scientific research that supports the effectiveness of acupuncture for a variety of conditions treated by sports medicine specialists.
These include some the more chronic and difficult to treat conditions such as epicondylitis, patellofemoral pain and Other than injury, acupuncture helps athletes recover from fatigue, delayed onset muscle soreness and contracture. Acupuncture’s ability to increase circulation can help athletes with recovery and a quick return to competition.

Competitive stress and its effects on an athlete’s coping skills has become a critical issue that can significantly affect an athlete’s well-being and performance. Acupuncture’s proven ability to release endorphins in the body can help to ease anxiety and promote a sense of relaxation that can improve both training and performance.

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The Athletes listed below are top performers who not only use acupuncture, but have built acupuncture into their exercise routine. Acupuncture is a highly effective treatment for sports injuries because it resolves pain, accelerates healing and increases range of motion.

Kobe Bryant

NBA super star who posted a picture of his leg with acupuncture needles to Twitter.

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MichaËl PiÉtrus

NBA player who received treatment in China

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Ray EmEry

Chicago Blackhawks used acupuncture to help recover from surgery

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Kim Clijsters

No. 1 ranked tennis player.

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Jason Hammel

Pitcher for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball.

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DeeDee Trotter

NCAA Champion and Olympic gold medalist brought her acupuncturist with her to the Olympic games.

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