The Science of Sports Acupuncture Treatment

Sports acupuncture treatment is gaining popularity among athletes who are looking for an alternative to traditional medical procedures for sports injuries, general wellness and achieving peak performance.  Some athletes may balk at the idea of sports acupuncture treatment, but all-stars from various sports, including Jerry Rice, Joe Montana and countless others used the procedure during their careers with great success.


What is Sports Acupuncture Treatment?


Acupuncture is the ancient science of enhancing health and alleviating pain through the use of multiple needles that enhance the flow of energy to points throughout the body.  The practice of acupuncture may seem strange to many modern cultures, but it is still being practiced because of the positive results experienced by millions of people worldwide.
Sports acupuncture treatment refers to the use of acupuncture to assist the healing of injured athletes and enhance their performance.


Sports acupuncture treatment involves the process of inserting 14 thin needles into strategic points across the body.   These points connect pathways (also known as “meridians”) that control the flow of energy throughout the body.   By enhancing this energy flow, acupuncture hopes to improve wellness in every aspect of the individual’s life.


The Science of Sports Acupuncture Treatment


The science behind acupuncture is somewhat different that the things we associate with modern medical technology.  The lexicon used to describe how acupuncture works is unique to the treatment style and will not be found in any 20th century procedures.


Simply put, when acupuncture needles are applied to the correct muscle areas, it restores “muscle balance” and therefore allows injured or worn down areas to heal, while providing enhanced function of those areas that were already working well.  Athletes who undergo this procedure report better agility and freedom of movement as well as improved balance.


Balancing opposing muscle groups is not the only benefit for athletes who undergo acupuncture treatment.  This Chinese holistic practice also invokes what is known as “qi” the energy force that regulates spiritual, emotional, mental and physical balance.  When qi is flowing properly throughout the body, the athlete’s performance should improve.


Who Can Benefit from Sports Acupuncture Treatment?


Athletes who are willing to accept the viability of acupuncture as a means of relieving pain and enhancing performance can benefit from the treatment.  Specifically, acupuncture can help:

  • Athletes recovering from injury
  • Athletes who to enhance a particular element of the game (a golf swing, a swimming stroke, etc.)
  • Athletes who are getting older but still want to maintain their competitive edge.
  • Athletes seeking a better balance in their lives – on and off of the field of play

Athletes come from all over California to Moonview Sanctuary for their top Sports Acupuncture Treatment program.   The Optimal Performance program at Moonview helps individuals achieve better performance through acupuncture and a number of other traditional holistic techniques.  Contact Moonview Sanctuary today for more information.

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