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Sports Injury and Performance

By Toni Twitty

Whether you are a professional, college, high school athlete, or just a weekend warrior, you know that injuries can happen when you least expect it. Sometimes, it’s a traumatic injury because your body was pushed beyond its limit and sometimes, the injury comes from simple overuse. And every athlete wants to get back in the gym, on the field, on the court, or on the track as quickly as possible.

Many athletes have discovered that acupuncture is an ideal treatment to augment recovery, speed up healing, and reduce pain. Acupuncture basically works like this: When you suffer an injury, the flow of blood and body fluids to and from the area becomes disrupted which causes pain and stagnation. This disruption can extend healing times, prolong swelling, and result in bruising.

Acupuncture and ATP BioResonance Therapy® are used to reestablish the flow of blood, lymph, etc to the injured area. This helps to remove cellular waste from the injury and speed recovery.

According to the Pacific College of Health and Science, “Specific acupuncture styles and techniques were developed to stop pain and dramatically increase recovery time. This tradition continues today, and its use has expanded into competitive athletics that result in similar injuries. Pain is one of the most common complaints in sports injuries followed by reduced function. Be Well Acupuncture gears their treatments toward reducing the pain and improving the operation of the body.

“Recent studies show that acupuncture effectively treats sports injuries such as strains, sprains, neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle pain, swollen muscles and shin splints. In addition to treating the injury, Acupuncture can also improve performance and give athletes a competitive edge.”

Because of this “competitive edge,” many professional sports teams have acupuncturists on staff to help shorten healing time and resolve overuse injuries (i.e., throwing/pitching, tennis elbow/shoulder, track and field injuries, etc.). Dr. Toni has even treated a variety of professional athletes between games. However, you don’t have to be a competitive athlete to benefit from regular acupuncture treatments.

If you are training for a triathlon or marathon, you are a regular at the tennis courts or the golf course, or you are competing at a high level of intensity, you want to add regular acupuncture treatments to keep performance at peak and injuries at bay. Be Well Acupuncture can help you reach your goals of getting back in balance and getting back to the sports you love. Don’t wait, make an appointment today!

Dr. Toni Twitty, owner of Be Well Acupuncture OKC in Oklahoma City, OK is an expert Acupuncturist. She specializes in resolving pain, treating chronic conditions, general wellness, and fertility. Learn more about Toni and get started on your road to better health today!