Acupuncture and Herbal Center

Injury

Acupuncture is well known for its effectiveness in reducing most types of pain, including sports-related injuries. Acupuncture can be used to help decrease swelling, spasms, and inflammation. Additionally, it can be used to control pain, increase range of motion, and help promote healing. Because of its broad range of applications, acupuncture can be used during any of the phases of injury. The focus is not only to treat the injury but also to treat any underlying conditions that may predispose an individual to injuries. This is especially important when treating chronic or recurrent injuries that interfere with life activities or athletic performance.

Injuries occurring from sports are mostly due to trauma or overuse syndromes involving the musculoskeletal system and its soft tissues. Trauma to these soft tissues, including ligaments, tendons, and muscles are generally the result from falls, blows, sprains/strains, collisions, compressions crushing, and disruptions of the healing processes due to inflammation.

Some commonly treated sports injuries:
  • Muscle Pull
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Groin Pull
  • Hamstring Strain
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shin Splints
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Arch Pain
If you have suffered an injury, want to avoid surgery, or would like to speed your post surgical recovery, acupuncture can help. With the commencement of the 2008 Summer Olympics, all athletes and coaches are involved in a constant search for ways to improve performance and gain a competitive edge over their rivals. Many are finding that acupuncture can often provide that edge. Some of the best Olympic athletes are incorporating acupuncture into their wellness programs. China's most popular sportsman, the 7'6''Chinese basketball player, Yao Ming, used acupuncture and Oriental medicine to help him recover after undergoing surgery on his ankle in April, 2008.