Category Archives for "Sports Acupuncture"

How Electroacupuncture Inhibits Pain

How Electroacupuncture Inhibits Pain: On A Chemical Level

​The study “Mechanism of Acupuncture-Electroacupuncture on Persistent Pain” published in February 2015 shows that electroacupuncture activates the nervous system in a different way when in healthy conditions than in pain conditions. Electroacupuncture blocks pain by being able to activate several different bioactive chemicals though spinal, peripheral, and supraspinal mechanisms. These chemicals include opioids, which are […]

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Electroacupuncture Promotes Tissue Repair

Electroacupuncture Promotes Tissue Repair in Sports Athletes

A study conducted by Indiana University School of Medicine published in the journal Stem Cells in March 2017 found that the utilization of electroacupuncture releases stem cells, which in turn helps tissue repair. This can be especially helpful for athletes who need to heal from various injuries as quickly as possible so they can get […]

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How Acupuncture can Increase Flexibility and Body Movements

One of the most common questions I get asked is how acupuncture can help treat musculo-skeletal disorders. While there are many thoughts and theories about how acupuncture can improve the human body’s functions i.e. Qi/energy, release of neurotransmitters from the brain, improved blood/ lymph circulations to eliminate toxins, etc… I am going to try and […]

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Acupuncture for Sports Injuries

Acupuncture for Sports Injuries

With high interest and participation of sports activities such as weight lifting, cross training, competitive sports, martial arts, running, etc… in recent years, Sports Medicine has taken a foothold due to people experiencing more injuries due to their respective sports. These concerns are usually related to musculoskeletal conditions, encompassing both acute and chronic injuries. When […]

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balance taping

What is Balance Taping?

In any athletic performance, injuries are bound to happen, and recovery becomes very crucial. The term ‘balance taping’ has become more mainstream and synonymous with faster, effective recovery times. But what IS balance taping? Simply put, it is the use of kinesiology tape on an area of concern to not only give additional support to […]

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sports acupuncture

Top Five Benefits & Conditions Treated with Sports Acupuncture

As you’re probably aware, acupuncture has been growing to be more mainstream as studies continue to be conducted that show its many benefits. However, what you may not have heard of is a growing segment called ‘sports acupuncture’. This has been gaining popularity amongst both professional and non-professional athletes alike due to the wide range […]

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