Pain Management & Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine and Performance Acupuncture
Acupuncture has a very successful record with sports injuries. Many professional sports teams have acupuncturists on staff to decrease healing times and resolve stubborn ailments. We offer acupuncture, massage therapy, cupping, gua sha and herbal medicine which can be effective in the treatment of injuries and musculoskeletal imbalances. It can also relieve muscle pain and spasms and improve circulation to tense or injured tissues.
We believe using acupuncture as part of an overall training program can help your body build muscle, promote liver glycogen storage and prepare for bursts of energy needed during performance. Customized for each of our athletes, our treatment plans are typically focused on strong or weak areas of the body, past or recurring injuries, or other health issues that could impact training and performance
A national survey indicated that more than one-quarter of U.S. adults had recently experienced some sort of physical pain lasting more than a day. We help patients find relief from lower back pain, joint pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and headaches with carefully administered acupuncture. Pain disorders are common and complicated clinical issues that challenge both physicians and people who suffer from them. When surgery is no longer an option and medications provide minimal relief, the outcome can be frustrating for patients. Long term pain medication is addictive and not an option for people who are in recovery.
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Postural Analysis and Education
Posture analysis is the process of looking at the body and determining where it is, and educating you on where it should be. The body has an ideal position or posture. Humans are born with the body being balanced on both sides. As children we watch our parents and learn how to sit and move. We create postural habits that strengthen or overuse some muscles and leave the rest to get weak. If the muscular system is out of balance the results will show through posture and pain patterns in the body.
From a Classical Chinese Medicine perspective the energy that supports posture is found in the Sinew Meridians. There meridians express our moods and feeling through the physical body. Most of us adopt posture unconsciously, unaware of what we are conveying. Chinese Medicine says when we express feelings outwardly, we are activating the yang Sinew Meridians, when we suppress our feelings, we are using the yin Sinew Meridians.
At Acupuncture & Holistic Arts, we offer a unique program designed to treat musculoskeletal pain without drugs or surgery. It is a process which involves a series of stretches and gentle exercises designed specifically for each client. This process strengthens specific muscles and brings the body back to its proper alignment and functioning the way it was designed. All sessions are combined with Acupuncture and Massage Therapy to address the Sinew Meridians, loosen tight muscles and reactivate muscles that have become weakened.