Acupuncture for Sport Injuries and Rehabilitation

Athletes are a special category of patients with special needs for functional rehabilitation. Their injuries must be treated quickly to avoid any complications (hematomas, adhesions, ectopic ossification) and for complete rehabilitation.
Pain relief, quick recovery and maintenance of the athlete's peak performance standards are the main objectives in the treatment of sports injuries.

All athletes and coaches are involved in an ongoing search for ways to improve performance and gain a competitive edge over their rivals. Acupuncture can often provide that edge.

Contribution of acupuncture in sports injuries:

In ancient China, the use of acupuncture to improve athletic performance and recovery related injuries was primarily addressed to rulers, warriors and holy dancers.

Nowadays the effectiveness of acupuncture in the rehabilitation of sports injuries are well documented.

Sports Performance Enhancement
Acupuncture is proven to measurably enhance athletic performance, endurance & overall speed. It can help achieve the time, speed & quality that the athlete has been striving for.

Before a race/training Acupuncture:
  • Increases endurance
  • Enhances muscle strength
  • Improves speed & time
  • “Flips on the switch” in the muscle making them temporarily stronger & faster
  • Improves coordination

After a race/training Acupuncture:

  • Speeds recovery
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Releases endorphins
  • Stimulates the Parasympathetic system, your natural healing system

How many sessions are needed?
8 to 12 acupuncture sessions are needed for relieving chronic pain, on the other hand, acute injuries can be improved within a few treatments.

In conclusion: acupuncture mobilizes the body's self-healing potential. It stimulates the neuro-hormonal system and affects the endogenous homeostatic mechanisms, thus promoting physical and emotional well-being.