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Inflammation & Pain Reduction with Acupuncture Explained

Here’s another short video explaining a little bit about how acupuncture can help with sports and general injuries.  The main aspects, as mentioned before are the reduction of pain and inflammation, stimulation of the local area to heal, releasing of surrounding muscle spasm.  I believe it is important to have acupuncture administered by a fully qualified acupuncturist rather than a physiotherapist or a GP practicing either ‘dry needling’ or ‘medical acupuncture’ as a tac-on to their profession.  All to often the training involved is only days or weeks with knowledge of the wider implications effects and usages of acupuncture being completely missing. 

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Sports Injuries – Why Choose Acupuncture?

Sports Injuries – Why Choose Acupuncture?

If you have been struggling with a recent injury preventing you from doing your favourite activity and sport, I know your frustration.  You might have suffered with a new injury, a recurring problem or a chronic sports injury that just does not seem to be going away.  Every time you think the light is green, you go out and run, or head straight back to the gym, the court or the water and bam! there it goes again.  You may have been seeing an array of therapists from physiotherapists, masseurs, osteopaths or chiropractors.  Acupuncture has, until this point, perhaps not been on your radar.  Aside from the importance of rehabilitation and cross-training for your sport, I need to explain a little bit about acupuncture and its relation to sports injuries, pain and healing.  

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