Acupuncture for Sports Injuries

Exercising is an essential part of maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle but can often leave you feeling stiff, sore and with long lasting sports injuries. Whether you participate in regular vigorous training or just work out at the weekend, you are likely to damage or stress muscles, joints, tendons or ligaments as these are the areas you use most. However, Acupuncture has a very successful record with treating sporting injuries, with most professional sports teams having acupuncturists on hand to help in decreasing healing times and to prevent further injury.

Acupuncture. Needles being inserted into a patient's skinSports Injury Acupuncture

Acupuncture aims to help relieve pain and increase the recovery time by promoting increased blood flow to an area and stimulate healing from the slight irritation that the needles produce. By doing so swelling and inflammation is reduced, the muscles are relaxed which lowers the body’s pain response and the bloods circulation is improved to help remove any toxins.  Many top athletes currently use Acupressure Tape whilst training and competing to help with this process.

Through systematic trials, The British Acupuncture Council website has found strong evidence that ‘acupuncture is effective in the short-term relief of lateral epicondyle pain’ and has other evidence of success through tested trials.

Acupuncture That Works are able to offer a range of acupuncture which could help if you are suffering from either acute or chronic injuries. If you would like to find out more and to make an appointment for your free initial consultation then please call us on 0800 051 76 88.