In China, famous athletes have doctors who follow them on tours to do acupuncture and tui na (Chinese massage) due to the treatments’ quick relief for pain and shortening of recovery time. In addition to helping with recovery and other pain and inflammation that may arise, acupuncture also helps with preventing injury ahead of time.
The reason acupuncture is so effective with sports injuries is because the stimulation of the central nervous system (which releases neurotransmitters such as endorphins—natural painkillers) helps alleviate the pain associated with sports injuries. Furthermore, the stimulation also increases blood flow circulation in the body helping reduce inflammation and speeding up recovery time.
If you have any further questions about acupuncture treatment for sports injuries, please feel free to give any one of our locations a call to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!