Most people believe that acupuncture only offers pain relief. This is true, but, more importantly, acupuncture helps facilitate injury repair and wound healing by accessing energy pathways called meridians. The placement of the acupuncture needles on these pathways improves energy flow, which speeds healing. Acupuncture offers the athlete and the active person many ways to complement their training program. In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang are the two polar yet complimentary opposites, much like the positive and negative aspects of an electric charge. For the athlete, yin would be rest and recovery while yang relates to competing and performing. You could also liken the training period to yin and competition and “game day” to yang. Acupuncture can be incorporated for both of these components of the athletic experience.
Finding an acupuncturist to treat you during your training, and to assist with performance no matter what your level is, can be a wonderful experience. Not everyone gets results, and it may take time to find the right combination of points that works best for any individual. But when you get them right and can feel a difference, it makes that long run, grueling swim, or rigorous game all the more enjoyable.
For your first appointment call Bluemoon Acupuncture and Wellness Center at (520-505-1404)