Sports Acupuncture Q&A
What is Sports Acupuncture?
Sports Acupuncture is a specialty of Traditional Chinese Medicine requiring post-graduate training that combines the use of meridian-based acupuncture with modern science based acupuncture, sports medicine techniques and orthopedic assessment. In a sports acupuncture session, your complaint will be assessed with palpation, range of motion and manual muscle testing to correctly diagnose the injury. The injured muscle, tendon or ligament will be treated accordingly. Trigger point, aka dry needling, will be used to reset muscles and assist them into relaxation. Motor points, where the nerve meets the muscle, will be treated to activate a muscle that is underactive or “turned off”. Acupuncture along with other modalities are used to reduce inflammation and pain, promote healing and speed up recovery time, and to relax muscles. Acupuncture will allow your nervous system to shift into a parasympathetic state which will allow for deep relaxation and recovery. Often electro-acupuncture, suction cupping, or gua-sha (scraping technique) are used in addition to acupuncture to reach the desired results.
- Sports Acupuncture, Initial, 60 min $150
- Sports Acupuncture, follow up, 60 min $100