Acupuncture and Physical Therapy can reduce pain and benefit sports injuries by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals (including endorphins), melatonin (which promotes sleep) and serotonin (to promote well-being), to name but a few.
Acupuncture is increasingly used by top sports players and athletes to treat sports injuries and other musculo-skeletal problems. It can be used both on its own or in conjunction with other therapies such as Chinese cupping and massage. In Europe professional sports teams are also offering acupuncture to their players both to treat many different types of sports injuries and to keep them performing at their peak.
Acupuncture and Physical Therapy for Sports Injuries & Psychological Barriers
There are physical and psychological barriers to peak performance. Musculo-skeletal pain or dysfunction can have an inhibiting effect on training and results. Acupuncture, electro-acupuncture and Chinese cupping addresses these problems. It is also very calming and can alleviate anxiety contributing to a better mental state, allowing sports people to perform at their highest level.
In our clinic we see a range of clients from sportsmen and women, to budding athletes to the more infrequent sportsperson.