Sports Medicine Acupuncture
What is Sports Medicine Acupuncture?
It is the best thing out there for any kind of injury. Whether you are a professional athlete, active person, or spend a lot of time in front of a computer, sports medicine acupuncture can help your body to recover from injuries and strains.
When a muscle is sore, over strained or painful, there are often tight palpable knots within it. These points can affect other areas of the body and are called motor points. There is another type of point in sports medicine acupuncture called a trigger point, which may be used depending on your type of injury.
Sports medicine acupuncture/dry needling seeks to produce an involuntary twitching from the affected muscle or muscle group. It helps to restore communication between the central nervous system and the injured muscle.
This treatment can greatly reduce tightness and pain, while increasing flexibility and range of motion. Tired and weakened muscles can be strengthened by directing Qi (energy) to the area.
What about regular acupuncture?
What does it treat?
Whether an injury is old or new, from acute trauma, overstrain, repetitive use or daily life activities, sports medicine acupuncture can help to restore muscle balance so that you can get back out there and do what you love.
Sports medicine acupuncture treats a wide range of musculoskeletal issues ranging from pulled/torn hamstrings to tennis elbow, to sciatica, hip and back pain, achilles tendinitis, tension headaches, neck pain, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis and much more.
It is very safe and effective with minimal side effects. It can also be very useful for injury prevention and performance enhancement.