Acupuncture and Sports Performance
Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most effective continuous systems of medical treatment in history, and acupuncture treatments are gaining popularity in sports medicine. Athletes are often treated with acupuncture for the relief of soft tissue injuries such as sprains, muscle strains, and tendonitis. Generally, Dr. Perry always see an improvement in the time it takes to heal. More teams and individuals are incorporating acupuncture into their programs. The circulatory effects and stress relief from acupuncture can readily help athletes with recovery and a quick return to competition.
Acupuncture early in the healing process
Dr. Perry often begins acupuncture treatments early in the healing process. While it might seem counter-intuitive, Dr. Perry has seen how local acupuncture to the injury (sometimes referred to as trigger or motor point dry needling) will stimulate some of the bodies innate healing by releasing certain growth factors and altering the bodies nervous system to speed things up. For those who weren't or aren't able to get acupuncture early on, these treatments offer similar results to chronic and often stubborn injuries.
Acupuncture works great for:
- Keeping you healthy – preventive medicine
- Pain management
- Musculoskeletal injuries/soreness
- Neurological conditions – headaches and insomnia
- Women’s Health – PMS, Menopause
- Chronic Illness
- Colds and Flus
- Gastrointestinal Conditions – IBS, IBD, GERD & poor digestion
What does an acupuncture treatment look like?
Generally, your first treatment will last from 60 to 90 minutes. Return visits last from 45 to 60 minutes. After reviewing patient history and conducting some diagnostic tests, the patient will lie down on a comfortable massage table and receive the treatment. There is music in the background for relaxation. The number of acupuncture visits varies from person to person – depending on the condition.