Sports Medicine Acupuncture
Acupuncture can be extremely beneficial for sports related conditions. It can be used for preventing injury by balancing muscle tone and joint function, managing pain by modulating the pain signal pathway, and speeding up the recovery process by increasing circulation and energy flow to the areas of injury or surgery. Athletes often overuse muscles and joints during specific sports. It is important to think not only about the musculoskeletal system for athletes, but also the nervous system, including mental conditions, circulatory system, and lymphatic system. Acupuncture can affect all those systems and optimize the health and performance of athletes.