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 sporting injuries, with most professional sports teams having acupuncturists on hand to help in decreasing healing times and to prevent further injury.
Sports Injury Acupuncture
Acupuncture treatments aim 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 may be reduced, the muscles are relaxed which lowers the body’s pain response and the circulation of the blood 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 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.
Acupressure Points To Support You At Home
In this video, we show you the ‘large intestine 11’ point and the technique to activate it. Activating this point is known to have benefits for several areas of the body. These include assisting with golfers and tennis elbow.
No Obligation Assessment
Acupuncture That Works are able to offer a range of acupuncture treatments 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.
Disclaimer: At Acupuncture That Works we are conscious that there are lots of claims made about the results that people can get from using Acupuncture. To be clear, we aim to make no such claims ourselves. We will never claim that Acupuncture will work within a specified time nor that it will bring a specified result. We can say that is possible to deliver short term improvement and short term relief in certain circumstances. It is not and never will be, a miracle cure.