Many people use acupuncture to address specific injuries, relieve chronic pain or reduce daily stress. Now, healthcare professionals are recommending acupuncture for competitive athletes to fine tune muscle groups, and improve athletic performance.
Many athletes are turning to Sports Medicine Acupuncture to avoid getting hurt and to promote recovery when an injury is sustained. Sports acupuncture is used to speed healing, relieve pain, and increase muscle strength and stamina.
Runners, triathletes, weight lifters, NBA and NFL star players, have embraced sports acupuncture for many reasons At Inner Gate Acupuncture, we specialize in Sports Medicine Acupuncture.
How Sports Acupuncture Works for Athletes
Acupuncture has become an integral part of many athletes and sports teams regular health protocols.
Sports acupuncture is being used in the treatment of everything from thrower’s shoulder to jumper’s knee! In fact, many common injuries such as, tennis elbow, hamstring strain, , torn ligaments, and tendonitis are being treated with acupuncture.
Sports acupuncturists aim to rebalance muscle groups, correct compensation patterns and heal traumatized tissue for any sports-specific movement or injury. This enables us to prevent re-injury, optimize performance, and improve recovery times.
For the best results we often combine sports medicine acupuncture with the techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine.