Acupuncture and Sports Medicine
Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. practices acupuncture in Washington D.C., Reston, Virginia, and in Bethesda, Maryland.
Chinese medicine encompasses a vast array of practices, including acupuncture. While it is known that acupuncture has been found to be beneficial for a variety of treatments, what about sports medicine?
When used with sports medicine, acupuncture is a synergistic blend of both ancient wisdom and methods that are commonly found within Traditional Chinese Medicine. This comprehensive and intelligent practice is effective in treating pain, sports injuries, work injuries, and postural imbalances. In addition, sports medicine acupuncture can help to promote athletic performance along with improving an athlete’s range of motion.
Professionals who are trained in sports acupuncture are able to ascertain the exact location of pain and muscle imbalance to be able to effectively use specialized acupuncture points to correct overactive or inhibited muscle fibers. As a result, the body learns to maintain balance between its opposing muscle groups, and maintain muscle strength and tone. All while opening up the nervous system circuit for optimal functioning and range of motion. If performed correctly by a licensed acupuncturist results can be immediate.
The methods that make sports acupuncture effective have also been found to be beneficial in treating the following disorders:
- Acute Sprain/Strain
- Athletic Enhancement
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Degenerative Disc/Joint Disease
- Tension/Stress, Cluster, Sinus, Rebound, Migraine Headaches
- Herniated Discs
- Hip, Knee and Shoulder Arthritis
Chinese medicine is an effective and beneficial practice. Whether you are an athlete or you experience chronic pain, acupuncture can prove to be effective in finding relief and living a pain-free life.