In recent years, athletes have been using acupuncture more often to supplement their performance. However, acupuncture for active people is nothing new. If you are an athlete, then you know it can be difficult to recover from an injury. Acupuncture can help and has been used for soldiers and martial artists for centuries in China.After…
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.