Sports Injuries and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Are you tired of living in constant pain?
Are you missing out on your favorite sporting activities because of an injury?
It can be very frustrating living in constant pain or being sidelined from your favorite sport due to an injury. Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture is a method of healing and pain relief that has been used for over two thousand years.
Acupuncture has been medically proven to stimulate the release of serotonins and endorphins to aid pain relief and promote healing. Acupuncture increases local circulation to the injury site to speed healing and decrease swelling and bruising. Acupuncture is able to relax muscles and relieve spasms to relief pain and increase range of motion.
Acupuncture is able to provide relief from
The National Institute of Health found that acupuncture reduces the pain and functional impairment of osteoarthritis of the knee in a study that was published in the Dec.21 2004 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. Over the course of the study the acupuncture group had 40% less pain and a 40% improvement in function.
Researchers from the Walter Reed Medical Center have confirmed that acupuncture is an effective treatment for plantar fascitis, one of the most common causes of heel pain.
Course of Treatment
Acute Pain- 2 visits a week for 2 weeks. Pain relief may often be felt after the first one or two treatments.
Chronic Pain- 2 visits a week for 2-3 weeks then tapering down to once a week for 10 treatments. Pain reduction is often felt after 2-4 visits but treatment time for chronic pain varies between individuals.
Herbal medicine is often used in treatment to help speed healing, decrease inflammation, and promote blood circulation. Complimentary therapies are often suggested to be used in conjunction with acupuncture to speed healing time such as chiropractic, massage therapy, physiotherapy and fitness training.