In today's hectic lifestyle, we don't allow adequate time to heal completely. We use painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications to dull the aches, pains, and to reduce inflammation. It's a quick and easy approach but only a temporary fix. By covering up pain, stiffness, swelling, or aches, you may be masking a deeper problem. There are signals from your body, telling you that something is weakened, out of balance, or blocked, and needs to be taken care of. These warning signals are telling you to stop, rest, and heal.
In the short term, medication may enable you to return to your sport, and carry on with your life, but in the long run, it may make your problem worse. Regular use of medication may add to further injury, and have unwarranted side-effects that could impact performance, endurance and vitality.
Acupuncture is a time-tested, safe, natural and drug-free health care system that can provide immediate relief and long lasting benefits. It can help you return to peak performance by restoring the proper and continuous flow of vital energy, called Oi (pronounced "chee").
Oi circulates within a series of pathways called Meridians. Meridians disperse Oi throughout your body providing nourishment for every tissue, muscle, and tendon. The circulating Oi supports, strengthens, and enlivens you and your entire body, supplying you with the power to perform, good health, and pain-free living. An acupuncturist uses fine, sterile acupuncture needles at specific points on the body to stimulate the flow of Oi. Opening up the blocked hose allows the Qi to nourish all areas of your body. This speeds recovery time, address's the root cause of the problem, enhances performance and can prevent future injury.
Acupuncture is part of a broad-based approach. Treatments may be combined with other therapies such as, herbs: to naturally eliminate pain and reduce inflammation, exercise: to increase muscle strength and joint mobility, and massage: to enhance soft tissue healing.
Acupuncture can provide a competitive edge in order for your performance and optimal health. This ancient and effective form of health care can help create a more agile you.