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Sports Injury Acupuncture

Sports injuries are different than everyday injuries. Years of dedicated training and competition place a high demand on an athletes body. Repetitive stress and tension on the muscles, tendons, joints and bones create vectors of stress, leaving athletes susceptible to certain injuries. A person who spends their entire life dedicated to excelling in a physically competitive environment has spent an enormous amount of hours molding their bodies to excel in certain dynamic ways. This changes the functional landscape of the body over time. While this creates a competitive edge, it also can make athletes more vulnerable to certain types of injuries. This is why it is important to consider sport-specific physiology and anatomical knowledge to accurately diagnose the specific vectors or pathways of repetitive physical stress placed on the body.

We have used sports injury acupuncture to treat professional athletes, Olympians, the elite amateur and dedicated weekend warriors. Whether you are in the off-season aiming for a full recovery, suffering a mid-season injury and need to get back in the game or seeking to prevent injury and/or maintain a healthy body, our treatments will be tailored to meet your individual needs.

Sports injury acupuncture focuses on acute traumatic injuries, our unique style of hands-on acupuncture excels at increasing blood flow while simultaneously reducing pain and bringing down swelling and inflammation. The speed of recovery for every injury, especially post-surgical repairs, can be greatly enhanced through proper acupuncture treatment. It is critical to get the blood circulating in and through the area quickly. This is one of the reasons we combine massage, stretching and orthopedic movement into our practice.

The first step in getting you back in the game is figuring out the correct pathways of strain and pain. We are the only acupuncturists in Raleigh that take such a comprehensive, individualized approach. We will look at the whole path of pain and strain, open up the ashi points (translated “OH YEAH” points, now commonly known as trigger points) as well as treat above and below the area. This is the way acupuncture treatment can reinvigorate the flow of blood and speed up the recovery time and get you back into action. To accomplish this we will use the appropriate combination of tuina bodywork techniques, therapeutic movement, stretching and acupuncture. We will also utilize organic and lab-tested clean topical trauma herbs when appropriate. These add another layer of treatment aimed at increasing the flow of blood to get you back into the game.

In addition to our specialized sports injury acupuncture, you will help your body heal quickly by getting adequate sleep and having proper elimination and bowel function. This is an often overlooked but critical step.

All athletes want to get back into action quickly. We specialize in effective, efficient treatments that get to the root cause helping prevent repeated or further injury. Acupuncture is often thought of as a “last ditch effort” for sports injuries. Just as often, we are told by clients that they wish they had come to us first.

At Acupuncture Pain and Stress Center you will get more than a typical acupuncture treatment. Our style of acupuncture enhances the effects of needling by combining it with tuina massage, stretching and orthopedic movements to give you quicker and more effective results.

Our goal since 2010 has been to provide acupuncture in Raleigh, NC and its surrounding areas with the highest quality healthcare and compassionate patient-focused services. In addition to the completion of a 4-year graduate program, we maintain a strong commitment to continuing education and ongoing research which ensures that we have the resources to provide you with exceptional, results-oriented acupuncture treatments.

If you keep doing exactly what you’ve been doing is your issue going to stay the same or worsen? Do something different and schedule your first appointment to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment. We pride ourselves on personalized treatments to get you results quickly so you can get back to enjoying life and doing the things you love.

Call (919) 260-4104 now, and I will be happy to answer any of your questions and get you booked for an appointment.