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The Relationship Between Acupuncture and Muscle Function

Acupuncture for improving muscle function

Acupuncture focuses on restoring muscle balance and function. It is able to do this in a variety of ways: firstly, when we activate an acupuncture point, it stimulates the production of nitric oxide. allowing blood vessels to relax and opening the arteries. This results in more oxygen and nutrient flow to your muscles, helping them to rebuild quickly and effectively. This overall uptick in circulation contributes to a reestablishment of homeostasis, or balance, throughout the body, helping your musculoskeletal system to reach peak levels of performance. 

What’s more, your recvovery post-workout relies on relaxation. After exercise, our muscles are often in state of tension that is counterproductive to recovery, while also causing us to feel stiff and sore. Acupuncture releases endorphins that fight pain and necourage muscle relaxation.

How can acupuncture help you become a better athlete? 

Acupuncture can help you become a better athlete by encouraging musculoskeletal balance, boosting circulation and improving the effectiveness and speed of your recovery between workouts. If you are interested in finding out how acupuncture can take you to the next level of sports performance, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today. 

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