Acupuncture has been around for approximately 3,000 years and originated in China. It is a type of alternative medicine that involves inserting specialized needles into the skin at very specific points. The treatment may help with a variety of health conditions, including musculoskeletal disorders, neurological issues and gastro-intestinal disorders. You have probably seen the treatment…
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.