If you are a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, do you sometimes push your body to the extreme? In honing your skills, to become more proficient, do you sometimes overreach the comfort zone? Injury may occur as we push beyond our limits, We may overdo it, and over time create problems now and in the future.
In today’s hectic lifestyle, we often don’t allow adequate time to heal completely. We use painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications to dull the aches, pains and reduce inflammation. It’s a quick and easy approach, but only a temporary fix.
By covering up pain, stiffness, swelling or aches, you may be masking a deeper problem. These are the signals from your body, telling you that something is weakened, out of balance, or blocked, and needs to be taken care of. These warning signals are telling you to stop, rest and heal.
Acupuncture, along with other adjunct therapies such as therapeutic herbs and massage can provide a competitive edge in your athletic performance by reducing inflammation, and increasing joint mobility. This ancient and effective form of health care can help create a more agile you.