Sports Medicine and Oriental Medicine
Updated: Aug 3, 2020
Swimming great Michael Phelps, NFL Pro Bowler Tony Richards, Tour de France Winner Vincenzo Nibali, and 18-time NBA All-star Kobe Bryant are just a few of the elite athletes who receive regular acupuncture, cupping and/or tuina treatments.
HOW CAN YOU BENEFIT FROM THE SAME LEVEL OF SUPPORT AT YOUR OWN LEVEL OF FITNESS? THROUGH ACUPUNCTURE’S ABILITY TO:
Reduce inflammation, increase circulation and relax tense muscles.
Speed up healing of sprains, strains and soft tissue injuries such as bruises and tendonitis.
Naturally boost energy levels.
WHAT ABOUT CUPPING AND SPORTS?
US Swimmer Michael Phelps made the headlines with cupping marks during the 2016 Olympics. Cupping involves placing a glass or plastic cup in problem areas and creating a vacuum inside the cup – suction is created on the skin surface. Stationary or massage cupping is a top modality to:
Remove toxins and alleviate inflammation.
Ease stiff muscles, particularly when using massage cupping.
Promote the healing of any injury or pain, from sports or other causes.
Alleviate respiratory congestion.
Ask us if cupping could benefit you!
HERBS & SPORTS
In 1993 when the Chinese women’s track and field team broke multiple world records, the world found out that all the members consumed a special drink made from Cordyceps sinensis. The modern practice of herbal medicine, diet and supplementation can contribute to:
Enhanced performance in sports and daily life.
Faster healing and recovery for injuries such as broken bones, sprains and strains.
Less fatigue from strenuous workouts or over training.
Ask during your consultation about how herbs and supplements can support your active lifestyle and contribute to a balanced training regimen in any sport or activity.
Reprinted with permission from original author