The ancient Chinese practice of promoting healing, pain relief and restoring energy flow (Qi) in the body. Acupuncture restores this by inserting needles into certain points located up and down the body.
Acupuncture is often used to help manage pain associated with sports injuries. It can stimulate the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, and modulate the perception of pain.
Acupuncture can have anti-inflammatory effects, beneficial for injuries that involve inflammation, such as sprains and strains.
The insertion of acupuncture needles into specific points may help relax tight muscles and improve blood circulation, potentially aiding in the healing process.
Improved Range of Motion
Some athletes report improvements in their range of motion after acupuncture treatments. This could be particularly relevant for injuries that limit joint mobility.
Sports injuries can be mentally and emotionally challenging. Acupuncture may help reduce stress and anxiety, promoting an overall sense of well-being.
All our therapists are fully qualified to perform acupuncture and are members of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.
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