While most have heard about acupuncture, all too many are still skeptical about its effectiveness, thinking it is a form of Chinese medicine without any medical basis to back up its claims. However, this could not be farther from the truth, and while acupuncture did originate in eastern medicine, it has proven incredibly useful in…
Athletes Discover Acupuncture
Kobe Bryant is tweeting about it. Jeremy Shockey, Troy Aikmen, Matt Hasselbeck, Jerry Rice, and Steve Young – all NFL players who share a traveling acupuncturist. New York City Ballet dancers swear by it. Olympic athletes bring their acupuncturist to London.
Acupuncture is being utilized to speed recovery and boost performance by many of the world’s leading athletes. You do not have to be a famous athlete to experience the benefits of acupuncture. One third of adults have reported using complementary and alternative therapies to include acupuncture. Whether you are a marathoner, weekend warrior, spin enthusiast, surfer, or yogi, acupuncture can boost your performance by promoting your overall health.
Acupuncture alleviates pain by releasing endorphins and increasing circulation. These endorphins bind to pain receptors and decrease inflammation in the affected area. Acupuncture also eases stress and anxiety, improves sleep, strengthens the immune system, and increases body awareness.