Acupuncture and Sports Medicine

Acupuncture is widely used in the sports medicine world. It can be used for sprains, strains, muscle tears, dislocations and more. It is a non-invasive and very effective treatment. Orthopedic acupuncture is a specialized way of needle insertion that reaches the motor points deep in the tissue. These motor points are the areas of highest electrical activity in the muscle. Applying acupuncture to the motor points allows the muscle to relax and heal.

HOLISTIC TRADITIONS ACUPUNCTURE AND HEALING ARTS OFFERS THE FOLLOWING SERVICES FOR ORTHOPEDIC INJURY

Acupuncture relaxes the muscles, stimulates the release of endorphins and neurotransmitters and increases blood flow to the injured tissue. Pain is reduced, swelling and bruising are diminished and healing follows.

The following techniques may be used along with acupuncture in the treatment of injuries:

Therapeutic Massageaids in muscle and soft tissue repair by stimulating circulation, relaxing the tissue and speeding recovery.

Symmetry Postural Alignmentis an individually designed exercise program that promotes structural alignment and pain relief through corrective exercises.

Cold Laser (TerraQuant)increases healing time and inflammation and can be used to treat deep pain as well as surface injuries.

Kinesio Tex Tapeis a special waterproof tape applied to the injured area to reduce inflammation, promote stability and alleviate pain.

Extremes: "Throw moderation to the winds and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains."

Democritus