Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries from ACU TCM

By: ACU TCM  05/06/2016
Keywords: Sports Injuries, Leg Pain, Hip pain

Since ancient times, Acupuncture has been widely used in China to treat different kinds of diseases. In addition to some other medical practices from the orient, Acupuncture is beginning to be popularly accepted in more places in the west. As a matter of fact, in New York City, acupuncture is being used for the treatment of various health conditions ranging from chronic back pains to muscle spasms. As reported by an article on running news magazine, acupuncture can be a very effective method of treating continuous injuries. It noted that many Olympic athletes like Deena Kastor, the United States’ long distance runner often use the procedure to get their injuries treated and get relief from the pain as well as swelling they usually experience The good effects of acupuncture have been traced to many factors. Some people are of the opinion that it is the only placebo effect that brings about the advantages of the treatment. A lot of studies have discovered evidence which indicate that acupuncture can be effective in treating many physical problems. As a matter of fact, it has been noted by scientist that this treatment from the east can promote blood circulation and make the muscles relax in particular areas. Some other studies also discovered that acupuncture seems to induce the release of endorphin in the brain, and consequently creating a feeling of total well-being. Among all the studies conducted on the use of acupuncture as a treatment for sporting injuries, the study conducted by Tsui-Pik Yup, Shi Ping Zhang and Cui-Shi Li is worthy of a recognition. It was their study which established the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of plantar facilities, also known as jogger’s heel. This injury is a throbbing swelling on the heels which makes it painfully difficult to walk and run. A different study carried out by Matt Callison discovered that acupuncture can be of great assistance in lessening the use of non-steroid anti-inflammatory medications in people that suffers from shin splints. His study grouped the individuals suffering from shin splints into distinct groups. The groups include those receiving only acupuncture treatment, those receiving drug only treatment, those receiving a combination of drugs and acupuncture and those who are not receiving any treatment at all. It was discovered that the group that combine acupuncture with drugs had the most relief.

Keywords: Elbow Pain, Hand Pain, Hip pain, Leg Pain, Sports Injuries, Wrist Pain

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