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5 Reasons Every Runner Needs Acupuncture

The Repetitive Nature Of Distance Running Almost Guarantees Overuse Injuries. Unless you are proactively working to correct the imbalances precipitated by a daily onslaught of unvaried movement, at some point you will probably succumb to injury.  Instead of waiting around for their ailments to heal, runners are increasingly turning to acupuncture to speed recovery [...]

Trigger Points: Why Stretching Is Not The Answer

TRIGGER POINTS: WHY STRETCHING IS NOT THE ANSWER Trigger points cause real problems for athletes. Not only are they exquisitely painful, but they also affect movement. Trigger points inhibit range of motion by keeping muscles short and stiff. They also weaken muscles, causing them to tire quickly and recover slowly. They [...]

By | 2017-06-06T07:36:27+00:00 September 8th, 2015|acupuncture, Injury Prevention, Pain, trigger point|0 Comments

Is Ice Slowing The Healing Of Your Injuries?

A Chinese Medicine Perspective On The Ice Debate. At some point, the notion that ice facilitates the healing process became conventional wisdom. Ice is somewhat of a gold standard in athletic training rooms across the country, and it is used without question on ankle sprains, torn hamstrings, or most any acute injury. [...]

By | 2017-06-06T07:36:30+00:00 February 22nd, 2015|Icing, Speeding Recovery|0 Comments