Acupuncture For Athletes

A randomized, controlled trial conducted by the university of Maryland School of Medicine suggests that acupuncture can provide effective pain relief and improve function for osteoarthritis of the knee. Berman, BM., et al., Effectiveness of acupuncture as adjunctive therapy in osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized, controlled trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, Dec. 21, 2004;141 (12) 901-910

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization to be effective in the treatment of:

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive trouble
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Hiccough
  • Indigestion
  • Low back pain
  • Migraine
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Stress
  • Tennis elbow
  • Weight loss/gain
  • Wrist pain

Athletes Success Stories

Athletes

In the sporting world, an injury may occur as we push beyond our limits. We may overdo it, and over time create problems now, and in the future.

In today’s hectic lifestyle, we often don’t allow adequate time to heal. We use painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications to dull the aches and pains and reduce inflammation. It’s a quick and easy approach, but only a temporary fix.

In the short term, medication may enable you to return to your sport, and carry on with your life, but in the long run, it may make your problems worse. Regular use of medication may add to further injury and unwarranted side effects that could greatly impact performance, endurance, and vitality.

Acupuncture is a time-tested, safe, natural and drug-free health care system that can provide immediate relief and long lasting benefits.

It can help you return to peak performance by restoring the proper and continuous flow of vital energy, called Qi (pronounced “chee”).

As an athlete, you may experience physical trauma, sprain, strain, overexertion, repetitive injury, and emotional stress. All of these disrupt the flow of Qi in various ways.

When this occurs, it can lead to a variety of symptoms and signs including, pain swelling, stiffness, limited range of motion, and fatigue. This can result in less than optimal health and may ultimately hinder your performance.

Acupuncture can provide a competitive edge, leading improved performance. It is also a viable therapy in the treatment of acute sprains, strains, and pains.

The use of acupuncture and electroacupuncture is appropriate for, but not limited to, the following types of conditions:

HEAD

  • Tension headache
  • Cluster headache
  • Hypertensive headache
  • Head trauma
  • Facial pain
  • Migraine headache
  • Sinus headache
  • Cervicogenic headache
  • Temporomandibular dysfunction

NECK

  • Injuries to the cervical spine
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Herniated cervical disk
  • Unspecified neck pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Cervical strain and whiplash
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Torticollis
  • Cervical arthritis
  • Muscle spasm

SHOULDER

  • Injuries to the shoulder – General
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Adhesive capsulitis
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Biceps tendon injury
  • Shoulder tendonitis/bursitis
  • Muscle spasm

ELBOW

  • Lateral epicondylitis
  • Olecranon bursitis
  • Medial epicondylitis
  • Ulnar neuritis

 

FOREARM, HAND, AND WRIST

  • Forearm sprain/strain
  • DeQuervians syndrome
  • Wrist/finger sprain/strain
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Tendonitis of forearm/wrist

TORSO AND LOW BACK

  • Lumbar facet syndrome
  • Sciatic neuralgia
  • Muscle spasm
  • Lumbar disk herniation
  • Low back sprain/strain

KNEE

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ligament injuries
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Tendonitis
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Post-operative pain

ANKLE AND FOOT

  • Ankle sprain
  • Plantar fascitis
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Post-operative pain

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Testimonial

I acquired major tendon damage in my forearms from taking the Antibiotic “Cipro” that left me unable to pursue my career as a Beach Volleyball player for several months. So when my Acupuncturist Shasta Tierra told me she could help, I jumped at the offer. Through Shasta’s skilled Acupuncture and care, my tendons…

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