Pain Care & Sports Injuries

An athlete grips his injured leg in pain while running. Acupuncture can help.

Acupuncture became renowned in the West for its remarkable results in pain relief.

There are about 2,000 acupuncture points which have been narrowed down to 365 points on the surface meridians of the body. In daily practice, we use 150 points regularly for pain. Each point used has a specific use and intention.

Acupuncture moves blood. Blood nourishes muscles and sinew, moistening and healing the affected part of the body.  

The Acupuncture prescription chosen by the practitioner will use anywhere from 5 to 15 acupuncture points which are used in combination for the particular ailment being treated. The insertion of the needles will stimulate the release of endorphins which are a class of opiates the body creates to relieve pain. 

Along with traditional acupuncture, your treatment may include moxibustion, cupping, and electroacupuncture. Click here for a description of these techniques.

Acupuncture treats:

  • Sciatica / low back

  • Golf elbow / tennis elbow

  • Neck pain

  • Torn ACL

  • Tendonitis

  • Migraine

  • Cramps

  • Achilles tear

To learn more about how acupuncture can help headache conditions, in order to relieve frequency, degree of intensity and duration of headache conditions; see this study published by the US National Library of Medicine, which found acupuncture to be effective and safe for patients with chronic tension type headache, “increasing health-related quality of life.”

To read about controlled trials involving the effect of acupuncture on neck pain see this clinical trial information published by the US National Library of Medicine.