Acupuncture and Dry Needling Therapy for Sports Injuries

Acupuncture and Dry Needling Therapy for Sports Injuries

There’s no denying that engaging in physical exertion in the gym and ground can stress out the body as a whole. The parts we move the most can be the ones getting hit the worst by damage. In addition, accidents of varying impacts or even a small wrong move can also grieve muscle, sprain joints, or knot-up some vital nerves in our body.

Sports injuries and their healing

Sports injuries can be internal or external for that matter. Whatever be the case, if an injury occurs, complete and flawless healing is close to impossible. If a treatment aims at a speedy recovery with an upcoming event in mind on the other hand, healing can be compromised.

A guy has a sport injury at the training.

This is where the 6000-year-old Chinese practice of Acupuncture becomes an athlete’s savior. Acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural response to an injury. As a result, healing occurs a lot times better.

If you’re looking for someone trusted to use specialized fine needles to treat your life energy known as “Qi” then give the registered acupuncturists at Yaletown Wellness a try.

Professional acupuncturists can stimulate your natural healing regime by enhancing rejuvenation through neurohormonal pathways. What they do is they first form an outline or a personalized selection of acupoints for you. The treatment aims at acute and chronic conditions, preventing illnesses, maintaining good health and longevity, and eliminating the root cause of your trouble.

Sportsman with pain on his pain

Even Western medical practitioners suggest Acupuncture to sportsmen. The Integra Health Centre in Toronto frequently has such cases coming in. They employ highly trained, experienced, and dedicated licensed acupuncturists to treat people in a professional setting.

Medical Acupuncture

Medical Acupuncture is often used to treat painful conditions such as back pain, neck pain, rotator cuff injuries, golfers elbow, tennis elbow, and headaches that athletes face constantly. Acupuncture is often free of side-effects, treats the system as a whole, and produces pivotal changes in well-being. Once you go under the acupuncture needles, consider yourselves healed as if magically.

A Medical acupuncture treatmant.

But in cases where you need even more specialized attention, we would rather suggest Dry needling or myofascial trigger point dry needling. It is adapted from acupuncture and is more specific in nature. This alternative technique of medicine is also referred to as intramuscular stimulation or IMS.

While acupuncture is based on “acupoints” in the body’s meridian system, dry needling aims for “trigger points” and knotted muscle fibers. Inspire Health is one of the few premier medical health clinics that we know that has dedicated professionals to perform this. They have a wide variety of diagnoses including various aches, digestive problems, allergies, anxiety, insomnia, sports injuries, cases of fatigued athletes, and accidents all the time. They treat athletes by inserting a fine needle into trigger points along a muscle, nerve, tendon, and fascia to stimulate a physiological response that signals the body to boost the natural recovery process.

A Medical treatment with acupuncture, on painful.

The technique by which acupuncture relieves pain involves the release of endorphins. The treatment balances the body’s energy system and also has an anti-inflammatory effect. More and more, acupuncturists are integrating myofascial trigger point needling to give the treatment and added effect. Though dry needling also stimulates the release of endorphins and serum cortisol, it also acts at the muscle cell level to revive biomechanical functions by switching trigger points off. The needles are inserted in such a way that one does not need to learn the whole “Qi” energy system to do this. Now that you’re aware of all of these, you’re probably wondering whether to choose the more traditional Acupuncture or the evolved Dry Needling? When in doubt, better ask an expert before you go in. They know what’s best for you!