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Acupuncture for Sports Injuries

Acupuncture is a great option for Athletes because it can reduce pain and increase strength, range of motion, overall endurance - safely and effectively.

Acupuncture speeds healing for Sports Injuries

Acupuncture, Oregon City, Natalie Mich, Sports Injury

In general, there are 2 types of Sports Injuries.  The first type is called an acute traumatic injury, and these injuries usually involve a single blow from a single application of force, like getting kicked in the knee during a soccer game. The other kind of sports injury is called an overuse or chronic injury. Chronic injuries are those that happen over time and are usually the result of repetitive training, such as running, pitching, or serving a ball in tennis.  Recent studies show that Acupuncture effectively treats both acute and chronic types of sports injuries like  strains, sprains, neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle pain, swollen muscles and shin splints.

Acupuncture Maximizes Athletic Performance

By optimizing blood circulation and lung function, Acupuncture improves athletic performance and boosts energy and endurance.  Acupuncture also benefits the digestive system, which improves the body's ability to absorb nutrients from food and maximizes the metabolism. A strong metabolism improves athletic endurance and speeds recovery.

Because of these benefits, athletes often find that regular Acupuncture treatments - both between practices/training sessions and after a races/games -  can minimize muscle fatigue and body pain and reduce tissue damage from strenuous activities.  Acupuncture also promotes deep and restful sleep which allows muscle tissue to rebuild overnight and restore energy quickly.

Acupuncture, Oregon City, Natalie Mich, Sports Injury
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Acupuncture is Perfect for
Weekend Warriors too!

You don't have to be a professional athelete to experience the benefits of Acupuncture!  Getting an Acupuncture treatment before/after a family ski trip or a weekend golf tournament can reduce muscle soreness and make your outdoor activities more comfortable so you can play longer and have even more fun! 

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