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Acupuncture Philadelphia and the Athlete

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Athletes always aspire to be in tiptop shape.  They always need their muscles to be finely tuned.  They need to have high mental morale and steely resolve.  The athlete treats his body and mind like a fine-tuned, well-oiled powerful machine ready to give optimal performance on demand.  There is no guarantee that an athlete will not suffer from injuries throughout his career and that is why he must also be prepared to have his injuries treated in the hands of an experienced professional with a treatment as natural and effective as possible.  Yes, there are numerous approaches in treating injuries, many of which involves pharmaceutical therapies.  There are invasive treatment approaches that may harm other parts of the athlete’s body if treated by an incompetent professional.  Acupuncture Philadelphia is safer than drug therapy or surgery, much less painful and non-invasive than physical therapy or surgery and much more effective than the three modalities mentioned.

Acupuncture treatment works effectively with musculoskeletal injuries or pain.  For an athlete wanting to have a toned up body and a sharp mind, acupuncture can deliver these two important factors rapidly.  For one, acupuncture enhances blood flow throughout the body energizing and revitalizing the other organs that have been undernourished before.  Acupuncture regulates hormonal balance so the athlete does not suffer from any hormonal imbalances.  Acupuncture stimulates the brain to release endorphins and enkephalins, giving the athlete a sense of completeness and tranquility, which may neutralize any anxieties the athlete may feel.  Acupuncture makes the athlete physically and mentally fit.

Stress is also a factor, which the athlete must deal with.  The control of stress and the mental tension that may serve as a driving force for the athlete can also be too overwhelming especially when challenges and risks are great in a competition.  Acupuncture can greatly help ease the mind of the athlete before competition starts.  Acupuncture brings balance and harmony to the mind and body.  It is not a miracle cure for diseases or ailments but it does provide mental relaxation to a person who has too much stress in his/her mind.  Regarding physical injuries, acupuncture can be an answer to a sprained ankle, shoulder pain, torn calf muscle, Achilles tendon problems, tennis elbow, back and neck aches, etc.

Acupuncture truly is a perfect treatment and therapy for any athlete.  Even mental athletes like chess players can benefit greatly from acupuncture as it helps clear the mind of worries and stress.  All the athlete needs to keep fit is a few sessions of acupuncture immediately before competition to keep his physical and mental balance and increase his/her physical strength.  For acupuncturists who treat athletes, they can be like machine doctors who want their machines to work like super machines, performing extremely well to be number one and since all athletes aspire to be number one in their field of competition, it is up to the acupuncturist to help them achieve their dream.

Written by Valerie

April 30th, 2011 at 3:54 am