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Are You Ready for Some Football (or Soccer or…?) Acupuncture Can Get You Moving without Fumbling!

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Acupuncture Can Prevent
and Help Heal Sports Injuries!

Sidelined by an injury or want to improve your game?

Acupuncture is a highly effective, time-tested treatment for sports injuries because it resolves pain, accelerates healing and increases range of motion. Acupuncture achieves this by decreasing inflammation, swelling and bruising; relaxing muscles and relieving spasms; lowering the body’s pain response and improving circulation. Athletes of all kinds can benefit from acupuncture if they’ve been injured, and acupuncture can help prevent injuries as well. Acupuncture for athletes is actually most beneficial while they’re training, before an injury surfaces.

Acupuncture can naturally boosts athletes’ energy levels, aid in post-workout recovery, and improve overall performance levels. Athletes who incorporate acupuncture as part of their regular training regimens notice fewer injuries and better results, and they seem to glean more enjoyment from it. It also boosts the immune system!

Injuries do happen, though, and if we’re looking at serious injuries, acupuncture is also a wonderful complimentary therapy to traditional medicine in the treatment of stress fractures. In the acute phase, it eases muscle guarding, increases blood flow to the area, and decreases pain and inflammation. Longer-term, acupuncture can bring blood to the local area to assist with bone regeneration and address underlying structural and metabolic weaknesses that led to the stress fracture in the first place.

Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for repetitive use injuries like tendonitis, reducing swelling, relieving pain, decreasing inflammation and increasing blood flow to the area. If the next Refrigerator Perry has strained a ligament, acupuncture can be used in the acute phase to reduce swelling and pain and increase blood flow to the area to promote healing and increased range of motion. Once out of the acute phase, acupuncture can be used to balance the body’s natural muscular structure, avoid bracing from surrounding muscles, and strengthen the site of injury.

Acupuncture is also a very effective treatment for acute or chronic muscle tension and soreness, even if there is no diagnosed injury. Acupuncture relaxes the individual muscle fibers, releases endorphins, and increases blood flow to tense and blocked areas. This lets you feel better, and get out there to have some more fun!

Not only can acupuncture reduce the pain, inflammation, and swelling associated with shin splints, it reduces the inflammation and pain of bursitis to promote recovery, and as in many of these common sports injuries, acupuncture reduces the pain, inflammation and tension of Plantar Fasciitis. It also relaxes muscles in the lower legs and low back which relate to the soles of the feet through the fascia. No more running on empty!

Fun Fact: The Healthcare Medicine Institute analyzed 14 clinical trials involving 3,835 patients and concluded on its website that “Acupuncture provided significantly better relief from knee osteoarthritis pain and a larger improvement in function than sham acupuncture [or] standard care treatment.” Not-So Fun Fact: ACL tear is one of the most debilitating knee injuries, in which case a knee-stabilizing ligament tears, but here’s the good news — acupuncture helps to stabilize the knee muscles during the healing process and decrease pain and swelling.

Sports injuries often take a long time to heal, especially where ligaments or tendons are concerned. Sometimes, because of repeated use of the arm, connective tissues don’t ever have a chance to heal properly. In these cases, an athlete may come to the conclusion that an injury is permanent — not the case! All connective tissue can heal properly when given the chance and supported in the healing process. Acupuncture can speed up the healing process by returning the natural energy flow to the affected area of the body so that your arm can heal, even while you’re using it!

No pain, no gain? Not so…acupuncture can ease the pain of the strains, and let you get back to what you do best, beating your own best time and score! And get out there to play!

For more information, please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com 

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Tears, Sprains and Bursitis (and More) — Acupuncture Helps with Knee Pain!

Happy Knees with Acupuncture!

Happy Knees with Acupuncture!

Let’s face it, we depend upon our knees. We sometimes can ask more from them than they can handle, especially athletes, or as we age. Conventional medicine uses drugs to reduce pain and inflammation or knee surgery to repair ligaments or replace knee joints when they’ve been injured. However, patients take on risks and possibly undergo lengthy rehabilitation with knee surgery. There is a safe and viable alternative. Acupuncture can revitalize the energetic systems surrounding the knee, enabling the body to heal the knee tissues.

ACL tear is one of the most debilitating knee injuries, in which case a knee-stabilizing ligament tears. Acupuncture helps to stabilize the knee muscles during the healing process and decrease pain and swelling. Less pain is good!

Often when people say they’ve torn the cartilage of the knee, they’re referring to the meniscus. A torn meniscus occurs very commonly in sports participation and even in the motions of every day life. The meniscus is a crescent-shaped tissue that cushions the knee from the leg bones and allows a wide range or motion. When the meniscus tears, the knee’s range of motion becomes limited. When the tear is severe, conventional medicine recommends surgery.

However, as in the case of other knee injuries, acupuncture can allow you to recover full function of the knee at a fraction of the cost and without the trauma of surgery. Without intervention, the meniscus can take a long time to heal because of limited blood flow into the area. Acupuncture is extremely effective in healing the meniscus as it increases blood flow and energy circulation, speeding up the healing process.

Cartilage tears of the knee occur from wear and tear. They affect the range of motion in the knee, since the patient will walk in such a way as to avoid pain. Acupuncture stabilizes the muscles of the knee to prevent their misuse. It also reduces pain and inflammation and speeds the healing process.

Medial collateral ligament strain occurs when the two ligaments that stabilize the knee are strained. This injury occurs commonly, resulting in pain, swelling and limited movement. Acupuncture is employed to treat the pain, swelling and inflammation that occur as a result of the injury.

Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease, or growing pains, occurs when adolescents grow very quickly. It occurs more frequently in boys than in girls and happens when the upper border of the shin bone (tibia) becomes inflamed because of the traction forces of rapid growth. Acupuncture helps to reduce the inflammation resulting from the traction and also helps lesson the traction forces.

Runner’s knee, also called patella femoral syndrome, occurs frequently in, as you probably guessed, runners. This chronic condition arises from friction between the knee cap (patella) and the thigh bone (femur). As a result, the thigh muscles become strained as they try to protect the knee. Acupuncture is very effective with runner’s knee, as it reduces pain and stimulates the muscles to ease tension, thereby reducing friction and allowing normal knee function.

Bursitis in the knee, also called prepatellar bursitis, occurs when the bursa, a fluid-filled sac at the lower end of the knee cap, becomes inflamed due to overuse. Acupuncture reduces the inflammation of this common injury and restores normal muscular tone in the area so that the friction is reduced and healing can occur.

Because of the large number of possible causes of knee pain, (we have listed only a few) we will discuss your health history with you and conduct a thorough examination of your knee and its tissues to determine the most expedient acupuncture remedy to will heal your knee quickly and restore complete function as quickly as possible! That’s worth a jump for joy!

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Acupuncture is the Bees Knees for…Knees!

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Acupuncture is Great for Knee Pain!

Cartilage tear. Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease, Runner’s Knee. Bursitis. Osteoarthritis. Ow! Knee pain!

Knee pain usually arises from injury or a degenerative problem, like one on the painful laundry list written above. Conventional medicine uses drugs to reduce pain and inflammation or knee surgery to repair ligaments or replace knee joints. However, patients take on risks and possibly undergo lengthy rehabilitation with knee surgery. There is a safe and viable alternative! Acupuncture can revitalize the energetic systems surrounding the knee, enabling the body to heal the knee tissues.

Another culprit of knee pain is the primary degenerative disease, osteoarthritis, “the degenerative joint disease.” This painful condition occurs when the cartilage, which provides a cushion between the knee bones, wears away, making every day mobility painful and difficult.

The Healthcare Medicine Institute analyzed 14 clinical trials involving 3,835 patients and concluded on its website that “Acupuncture provided significantly better relief from knee osteoarthritis pain and a larger improvement in function than sham acupuncture [or] standard care treatment.”

ACL tear is one of the most debilitating knee injuries, in which case a knee-stabilizing ligament tears. Acupuncture helps to stabilize the knee muscles during the healing process and decrease pain and swelling. Less pain is good!

Often when people say they’ve torn the cartilage of the knee, they’re referring to the meniscus. A torn meniscus occurs very commonly in sports participation and even in the motions of every day life. The meniscus is a crescent-shaped tissue that cushions the knee from the leg bones and allows a wide range or motion. When the meniscus tears, the knee’s range of motion becomes limited. When the tear is severe, conventional medicine recommends surgery.

However, as in the case of other knee injuries, acupuncture can allow you to recover full function of the knee at a fraction of the cost and without the trauma of surgery. Without intervention, the meniscus can take a long time to heal because of limited blood flow into the area. Acupuncture is extremely effective in healing the meniscus as it increases blood flow and energy circulation, speeding up the healing process.

Cartilage tears of the knee occur from wear and tear. They affect the range of motion in the knee, since the patient will walk in such a way as to avoid pain. Acupuncture stabilizes the muscles of the knee to prevent their misuse. It also reduces pain and inflammation and speeds the healing process.

Medial collateral ligament strain occurs when the two ligaments that stabilize the knee are strained. This injury occurs commonly, resulting in pain, swelling and limited movement. Acupuncture is employed to treat the pain, swelling and inflammation that occur as a result of the injury.

Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease, or growing pains, occurs when adolescents grow very quickly. It occurs more frequently in boys than in girls and happens when the upper border of the shin bone (tibia) becomes inflamed because of the traction forces of rapid growth. Acupuncture helps to reduce the inflammation resulting from the traction and also helps lesson the traction forces.

Runner’s knee, also called patella femoral syndrome, occurs frequently in, as you probably guessed, runners. This chronic condition arises from friction between the knee cap (patella) and the thigh bone (femur). As a result, the thigh muscles become strained as they try to protect the knee. Acupuncture is very effective with runner’s knee, as it reduces pain and stimulates the muscles to ease tension, thereby reducing friction and allowing normal knee function.

Bursitis in the knee, also called prepatellar bursitis, occurs when the bursa, a fluid-filled sac at the lower end of the knee cap, becomes inflamed due to overuse. Acupuncture reduces the inflammation of this common injury and restores normal muscular tone in the area so that the friction is reduced and healing can occur.

Because of the large number of possible causes of knee pain, we will discuss your health history with you and conduct a thorough examination of your knee and its tissues to determine the most expedient acupuncture remedy to will heal your knee quickly and restore complete function as quickly as possible! That’s worth a jump for joy!

 

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No More Being Sidelined! Heal Sports Injuries with Acupuncture!

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Acupuncture is an Excellent Athletic Supporter!

School is back in session, and between gym workouts, sports practices and games there can be a lot of wear and tear on the body. Athletes of all kinds can benefit from acupuncture if they’ve been injured, and acupuncture can help prevent injuries as well.

If we’re looking at serious injuries, acupuncture is also a wonderful complimentary therapy to traditional medicine in the treatment of stress fractures. In the acute phase, it eases muscle guarding, increases blood flow to the area, and decreases pain and inflammation. Longer-term, acupuncture can bring blood to the local area to assist with bone regeneration and address underlying structural and metabolic weaknesses that led to the stress fracture in the first place.

Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for repetitive use injuries like tendonitis, reducing swelling, relieving pain, decreasing inflammation and increasing blood flow to the area. If the next Pele has strained a ligament, acupuncture can be used in the acute phase to reduce swelling and pain and increase blood flow to the area to promote healing and increased range of motion. Once out of the acute phase, acupuncture can be used to balance the body’s natural muscular structure, avoid bracing from surrounding muscles, and strengthen the site of injury.

Acupuncture is also a very effective treatment for acute or chronic muscle tension and soreness, even if there is no diagnosed injury. Acupuncture relaxes the individual muscle fibers, releases endorphins, and increases blood flow to tense and blocked areas. This lets you feel better, and get out there to have some more fun!

Not only can acupuncture reduce the pain, inflammation, and swelling associated with shin splints, it reduces the inflammation and pain of bursitis to promote recovery, and as in many of these common sports injuries, acupuncture reduces the pain, inflammation and tension of Plantar Fasciitis. It also relaxes muscles in the lower legs and low back which relate to the soles of the feet through the fascia. No more running on empty!

Fun Fact: The Healthcare Medicine Institute analyzed 14 clinical trials involving 3,835 patients and concluded on its website that “Acupuncture provided significantly better relief from knee osteoarthritis pain and a larger improvement in function than sham acupuncture [or] standard care treatment.” Not-so Fun Fact: ACL tear is one of the most debilitating knee injuries, in which case a knee-stabilizing ligament tears, but here’s the good news — acupuncture helps to stabilize the knee muscles during the healing process and decrease pain and swelling.

Sports injuries often take a long time to heal, especially where ligaments or tendons are concerned. Sometimes, because of repeated use of the arm, connective tissues don’t ever have a chance to heal properly. In these cases, an athlete may come to the conclusion that an injury is permanent — not the case! All connective tissue can heal properly when given the chance and supported in the healing process. Acupuncture can speed up the healing process by returning the natural energy flow to the affected area of the body so that your arm can heal, even while you’re using it!

No pain, no gain? Not so…acupuncture can ease the pain of the strains, and let you get back to what you do best, beating your own best time and score! And get out there to play!

For more information, please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com

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Acupuncture – A Safe and Viable Alternative to Knee Surgery

Acupuncture for Healthy Knees!

Acupuncture for Healthy Knees!

Do you suffer from knee pain?

Why does it happen? Knee pain usually arises from injury or a degenerative problem. Conventional medicine uses drugs to reduce pain and inflammation or knee surgery to repair ligaments or replace knee joints. However, patients take on risks and possibly undergo lengthy rehabilitation with knee surgery.

As a safe and viable alternative, acupuncture can revitalize the energetic systems surrounding the knee, enabling the body to heal the knee tissues. The primary degenerative disease, osteoarthritis, is also called “degenerative joint disease.” This painful condition occurs when the cartilage, which provides a cushion between the knee bones, wears away. The Healthcare Medicine Institute analyzed 14 clinical trials involving 3,835 patients and concluded on its website that “Acupuncture provided significantly better relief from knee osteoarthritis pain and a larger improvement in function than sham acupuncture [or] standard care treatment.”

ACL tear is one of the most debilitating Knee injuries, in which case a knee-stabilizing ligament tears. Acupuncture helps to stabilize the knee muscles during the healing process and decrease pain and swelling.

Often when people say they’ve torn the cartilage of the knee, they’re referring to the meniscus. A torn meniscus occurs very commonly in sports participation and even in the motions of every day life. The meniscus is a crescent-shaped tissue that cushions the knee from the leg bones and allows a wide range or motion. When the meniscus tears, the knee’s range of motion becomes limited. When the tear is severe, conventional medicine recommends surgery. However, as in the case of other knee injuries, acupuncture can allow you to recover full function of the knee at a fraction of the cost and without the trauma of surgery. Without intervention, the meniscus can take a long time to heal because of limited blood flow into the area. Acupuncture is extremely effective in healing the meniscus as it increases blood flow and energy circulation, speeding up the healing process.

Cartilage tears of the knee occur from wear and tear. They affect the range of motion in the knee, since the patient will walk in such a way as to avoid pain. Acupuncture stabilizes the muscles of the knee to prevent their misuse. It also reduces pain and inflammation and speeds the healing process.

Medial collateral ligament strain occurs when the two ligaments that stabilize the knee are strained. This injury occurs commonly, resulting in pain, swelling and limited movement. Acupuncture is employed to treat the pain, swelling and inflammation that occur as a result of the injury.

Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease, or growing pains, occurs when adolescents grow very quickly. It occurs more frequently in boys than in girls and happens when the upper border of the shin bone (tibia) becomes inflamed because of the traction forces of rapid growth. Acupuncture helps to reduce the inflammation resulting from the traction and also helps lesson the traction forces.

Runner’s knee, also called patella femoral syndrome, occurs frequently in, as you probably guessed, runners. This chronic condition arises from friction between the knee cap (patella) and the thigh bone (femur). As a result, the thigh muscles become strained as they try to protect the knee. Acupuncture is very effective with runner’s knee, as it reduces pain and stimulates the muscles to ease tension, thereby  reducing friction and allowing normal knee function.

Bursitis in the knee, also called prepatellar bursitis, occurs when the bursa, a fluid-filled sac at the lower end of the knee cap, becomes inflamed due to overuse. Acupuncture reduces the inflammation of this common injury and restores normal muscular tone in the area so that the friction is reduced and healing can occur.

Because of the large number of possible causes of knee pain, I discuss your health history with you and conduct a thorough examination of your knee and its tissues to determine the most expedient acupuncture remedy to will heal your knee quickly and restore complete function as quickly as possible!

For more information visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com