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Famous Athletes who Have Used Acupuncture to Help Them Perform at their Best

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Whether you’re an individual who likes to stay active or a professional athlete, acupuncture can help you perform at your peak level and enable you to feel great. It’s not surprising to hear athletes training for an international and gold medal competition going for regular acupuncture therapies to keep their mind and body in balance and harmony. Besides helping you feel terrific, acupuncture uses no drugs at all and thus has no adverse side effects whatsoever.

You don’t need to be reminded that during intense training, injuries can occur which can result in muscle and joint inflammation and pain. Athletes are now aware that acupuncture is a very powerful treatment that not only relieves pain but also boosts circulation, and hastens recuperation from intense workouts and injuries. Continue reading to see how top athletes and sports stars have benefited hugely from acupuncture.

1. Ray Emery – This ace hockey player from the Chicago Blackhawk availed of acupuncture to hasten his recovery from hip surgery in 2010.

2. Dee Dee Trotter – This Olympic track & field bronze medal winner is a major endorser of acupuncture. She started using acupuncture when several muscle problems were affecting her performance and her coach recommended that she try it. The amazing effects of acupuncture made her a firm adherent of the treatment that she brought along her acupuncturist to London where she participated and won bronze medal in the 400 meter run in the 2012 London Olympics.

3. Vincenzo Nibali – This Tour de France winner underwent acupuncture everyday during the entire three week cycling tournament. His practitioner, a Belgian acupuncturist known as Eddy De Smedt focused on the pain relieving, fast recovery and rest aspects of this cyclist.

4. Kobe Bryant – Perhaps the most famous athlete among this list. This basketball superstar posted a picture on twitter of him being treated of his leg injury with acupuncture.

5. Daniel Kowalski – Another Olympian who has won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in swimming. He actually created a video talking about the huge role acupuncture played in maintaining his health during and after his stint in the Olympics. In the video, he said that acupuncture enabled him to ward off flu and colds, improved his sleep, helped him recover from his shoulder injuries, and basically bettered his overall well being.

These are just a few of the athletes who have benefited greatly from acupuncture when it comes to peak performance , injury healing and recovery, quality sleep, and overall well being.


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Written by Valerie

January 6th, 2015 at 10:08 pm

Posted in Acupuncture