Why All Athletes Should Use Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an amazing way to enhance your athletic performance by fortifying your overall health. NFL quarterback Matt Hasselback does it, hockey superstar Jaromir Jagr does it, Olympic high-jumper Amy Acuff likes it so much that she learned to practice it herself. Whether you’re one of the pros, a die-hard marathoner, a devoted yogi, or just someone that enjoys exercise, acupuncture can help your body’s health and your athletic performance. 

When it comes to sports related injuries, acupuncture is highly effective in resolving pain, accelerating healing, and increasing range of motion. The process of acupuncture decreases inflammation, swelling, and bruising, while relaxing muscles and relieving spasms; lowering the body’s pain response and improving circulation. Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to treat injuries and even chronic symptoms like back, neck, and shoulder pain.

Acupuncture is also very effective when used before an injury even occurs. Acupuncture can do a variety of revolutionary things for athletes’ bodies from naturally boosting their energy levels, to aiding in post-workout recovery, and improving overall performance levels. It has been documented that athletes that incorporate acupuncture into their workout routine notice better results and fewer injuries.

Specifically How Can Acupuncture Boost Athleticism?

Eases Stress and Anxiety

Acupuncture has been recorded to help reduce stress and anxiety to help athletes relax and become more focused. The balancing effect of acupuncture is beneficial for the mind and will help to improve athletic performance overall.

Improves Sleep

Instead of relying on sleeping pills, indulge in the natural way to feel rested with acupuncture. Acupuncture has been shown to reduce sleeping issues and insomnia significantly. Also, regular acupuncture treatments can help you start each day feeling rested and ready to being your training.

Strengthens the Immune System

Studies have shown that acupuncture enhances immune-cell function by helping the brain increase the level of T-cells in the body. T-cells are the cells that destroy bacteria and harmful viruses in the body. By upping your immune system you can help prevent future sicknesses that may keep you out of the gym or off the field.

Speeds Recovery Time 

Acupuncture can help the body heal faster, as well as recuperate faster after an intensive workout. A study found that athletes that engaged in acupuncture for muscle soreness 24 and 48 hours after exercise to the point of exhaustion reported significantly less pain than those who did not receive the treatment.

Increases Awareness

Acupuncture can help people be more tuned into their bodies, minds, emotions more deeply. Knowing your body can help you be successful on and off the court.

Acupuncture is an amazing tool that can help athletes be better and safer in their lives overall.

About the Author: John is a guest contributor from The Center for Optimal Health, a Lansing wellness center that focuses on integrating healthy lifestyle habits with alternative medicine.

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