Mainstream acceptance of acupuncture has caused a few changes in the outlook for this field of medicine, one of which is the ability to specialize. Sports medicine has long been a branch of Western medicine, and it is now an emerging field in acupuncture. Sports medicine acupuncture combines the energy work of Chinese medicine with anatomy and physiology from a Western perspective. This allows the practitioner to open injured areas to energy and circulation. Health clubs and adult sports leagues do a brisk business as Americans make fitness a priority in their lives. Unfortunately, these passions, as well as accidents and day-to-day overuse, can sometimes lead to muscle or joint injuries. More and more of these fitness enthusiasts and competitive athletes are using acupuncture to stay in the game.
What Is Sports Medicine Acupuncture?
Sports medicine acupuncture is a branch of Chinese medicine that deals specifically with these types of issues. Low back pain is the number one reason for emergency room visits, but shoulder and knee pain also commonly limits how we perform. Often times, the usual plan of treatment means a cortisone shot, pain meds, and possibly surgery. Tendons and, especially, ligaments, are notoriously slow to heal because they have a limited blood supply that removes waste products of healing and brings in fresh nutrients. This is why sports medicine acupuncture is becoming another option to treating fitness enthusiasts and competitive athletes. Well-placed acupuncture needles speed the healing process, in part, by increasing circulation to the injured area. In addition to faster healing, acupuncture can also limit the need for pain medication and surgery. An additional advantage of acupuncture is that multiple issues can be addressed with each treatment.
Why Choose Sports Medicine Acupuncture?
Acupuncture, by itself, helps the body heal any orthopedic issues. If you are currently in physical therapy, your return to pain-free activity will be greatly accelerated. There are many types of acupuncturists out there that can help you experience a pain-free life. If you are injured or looking for a performance boost, look for an acupuncturist that specializes in sports medicine and get back in the game.
Contact Strength and Vitality Wellness Center for Your Sports Medicine Acupuncture Needs
Are you having some pain after an intense workout or competitive sports activity and want fast, safe relief? Call Strength and Vitality to set up a Sports Medicine Acupuncture appointment today! For more information on booking an appointment with Strength & Vitality Wellness Center, a Baltimore acupuncture clinic, call us today at 410-296-4028. Not sure if acupuncture is right for you? Please, contact us for a free consultation. It’s possible we’ve already successfully treated someone with a similar condition. Contact us today.
Strength & Vitality Wellness Center is a Mt. Washington wellness clinic providing nutritional family care and acupuncture in Baltimore, MD. We are led by a licensed Baltimore acupuncturist, whole foods nutrition counselor and certified personal trainer Cara-Michele Nether, who has over a decade of experience in acupuncture treatments, alternative medicine and health coaching.
Based in the Mt. Washington area of Baltimore, we offer acupuncture to those in the Baltimore, Towson and surrounding areas. Many of clients come from Baltimore, Timonium, Hunt Valley and other parts of Maryland and Pennsylvania, some traveling as far as Annapolis.