|Posted by Paul C. Lewis on September 15, 2014 at 8:50 PM|
Acupuncture and Sports Injuries
As an Acupuncturist, I have been seeing more and more fitness/sports related injuries. As people become more aware of their fitness levels, and want to prolong or prevent ageing, they are taking up walking, running, cycling, swimming, fitness gyms and more. Acupuncture can play a significant role in this phenomenon.
Acupuncture seeks to balance the energy across the meridians. As energetic blockages are removed, the energy begins to flow in the meridians and the body feels well, relaxed and energized. Pain, swelling, and stiffness disappears. One feels better than ever on that morning run! Injuries are reduced and fitness levels are increased.
For example, runners often experience swollen or sore ankles. By doing Acupuncture, circulation to the ankle region is increased and the pain and swelling begin to disappear as the energy once again begins to flow in the affected area. As the energy balances across the meridians, the body reaches a new level of wellness, and the risk of further injuries are reduced.
This is just one benefit of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture.