Whether it be an aid to muscles recovering and rebuilding or a tool that minimizes the potential for injury that is inherent in many sports, athletes are always on the look out for the next boost that will improve performance. Turns out, one of the most effective athlete's aids may be one of the oldest in the world: acupuncture. More and more professional athletes are turning to acupuncture in order to improve recovery times and deal with the minor aches and pains that come along with their sport.
Acupuncture is effective for athletes because of a variety of factors:
When we meet with an athlete who is considering acupuncture treatment, we have a conversation to determine their specific goals: are you managing on ongoing or recurrent injury? Are you lacking in flexibility? Does it take you too long in between sessions to recover to a normal threshold?
From here we select a personalized map of acupuncture points in order to treat said person's unique needs. In terms of healing, acupuncture is especially effective at treating inflammation and reducing swelling, boosting range of motion and reducing pain. If you are interested in finding out more about acupunctures role in an athletic lifestyle, give our office in Brooklyn a call to schedule an appointment today.